3/29/2014 - Update
I am not up there this weekend because of work, but my parents and their friends are and they reported back that the goldfish survived the week with only 1 casualty. Also, my mom's friend found some turkey eggs that had been laid in the bushes by my front entry. Here is the picture..
|Just what I need - more turkey babies!|
My aquaponic adventure is off to a really rocky start, I managed to kill off all of the baby catfish. Every single one in less than 1 week. As near as I can tell, the fish feeder I bought was pumping out too much food polluting the water. I had a solid cover of duckweed that blocked oxygen transfer to the water and the tank didn't have time to cycle. AND the pump doesn't go all night long and there was a silt from the clay planting material which resulted in the great catfish massacre of 2014. I am regrouping after cleaning out the dead fish, and 80% of the duckweed and replacing 50% of the water, I bought a dozen feeder goldfish and threw them in there. I have no food in the water for them, since there is so much in there already and frankly if they survive until I get back again, I will be amazed.
|Good luck goldfish!|
|Raft plants doing good!|
|Lettuce with great root system|
|Nugget hops - they are doing really good!|
|Not sure what this is but it is blue and beautiful|
|Hybrid poppy? orange and red?|
|Erigeron (Santa Barbara Daisy) with some strange bug on it|
|My lady bugs are coming back!|
|Pretty flowers hanging out together|
Lasagna garden update
|Left side is lasagna garden area - right is traditional garden area.|