It is daylight savings time and it finally rained! Which means with the cold weather I needed to figure out what do with the greenhouse and aquaponic system for the winter.The greenhouse needs a roof and I can't do that by myself so for now, I have put a couple of blue tarps on it and now have a true "redneck" greenhouse.
|Ripped Roof - see the blue tarp next to it?|
For the aquaponic system I have decided to keep it going through the winter but reduced it some. Instead of 3 grow beds which was fine during the summer, I have gone down to 2 beds. The goldfish don't eat as much when the water cools down this much so I can't support that many plants.
|2 grow beds instead of 3|
|Tomato still hanging in there!|
I have planted garlic and a couple of onions in the raised bed and will be planting a whole bed of onions when they come into the nursery.
|Garlic and yellow onions|
I am praying for lots of rain this year so that I can have a full garden again. It wasn't much fun this year having to buy veggies like zucchini at that store!
Here is the video of the aquaponic system running with only 2 beds and it seems to be doing good. Of course I wish I had catfish but I will start that again in the spring.