This week was a lot less eventful than last week. And, I’m so very glad. We just had to tend to all the everyday feedings and such.
Our aquaponics system appears to be in good shape. The plants are growing well and look good. The fish are growing and we haven’t had any floaters. The nitrite and ammonia levels are at 0, so the biological filter is working well. Since installing a larger pump last month the water clarity has improved. All is well, at the moment.
It’s official. Our aquaponics system has been up & running for a year now. We haven’t tried the tilapia yet, but hopefully soon. We have, though, eaten many tomatoes and picked many bunches of lettuce. It’s proven to be a fabulous way to overwinter geraniums. Slowly we are figuring out how to make the system more efficient & what grows best. Kale, for instance, doesn’t
Our aquaponics system went through a real test this month. Our family went to Europe for two weeks, which meant Farmer John wasn’t home to constantly babysit the systems every need. Was the system set up well enough to not need constant care? We really didn’t know. There are a number of things that could go wrong. We crossed our fingers, gave our friend who