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Old 05-28-2012, 11:11 AM   #131
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thanks , I have so many projects right now, but I do want a veggie garden ...

 
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:14 AM   #132
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I did get my hops crowns planted in planters by the pond yesterday , they will atleast drink pond water

 
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:47 PM   #133
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Next project: AEROPONICS

It's going to be the future of gardening. I heard plants grow even quicker and healthier with this method. A bottom reservoir provides water and nutrients via mist spray pumps that moisten and feed the roots, which dangle in mid-air. The roots never actually soak in a pool of water. There is also no need for a base like stones, soil, coco-cuir, or whatever.
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:19 PM   #134
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This is really awesome and inspiring. I hope the system provides you with a great harvest.

 
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:28 PM   #135
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You can always thin the squash flowers by picking them...fried stuffed squash flowers are pretty tasty.

 
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:45 PM   #136
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+1 for fried squash flowers. They bring in tons of extra money for my family that would've been a waste product instead.

 
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:21 PM   #137
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To elaborate on fried squash flowers, stuff them with something creamy, light, and flavorful like fresh ricotta with herbs and lemon zest, then batter in tempura and deep fry.

You must pick out the stamen on the inside before stuffing them. This part is inedible.

 
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:43 PM   #138
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Any updates on your growing? I am about to dive into aquaponics myself! I want to build a system just like MarsColonist's system! Mars do you have a walk through on how your built it? What type of water flow system are you using? I was thinking of using a bell siphon with the fill and drain technique, but saw a "loop siphon" that sits outside of the bed, which I like even more but can't find the schematics on it.

 
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:44 PM   #139
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I'm going with a backtoedengarden this year for my whole yard and then the only aquaponics will be for vertical grow tubes with constant watering. Backtoedengarden works so well I think I will just fertilize with fish wastes and allow the ground to keep the hops perfectly watered. I think I can get a lot more area from vertical growing aquaponics and can utilize the rooting powers of the system for any cuttings I want to clone for the yard or anything else. I will probably make something on the return to the pond. This year I plan on super hot peppers in my earth buckets instead of the hops like last year. I personally feel that hops grown aquaponically aren't very functional due to space, but I had excellent results rooting clone cuttings from the use of my aquaponic system. I can't wait for this season. Let us know how it turns out for you guys.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:26 PM   #140
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WortMonger - can you share some light on this Back to Eden gardening technique? Going to watch the video sometime this week. Seems like regular dirt gardening but using a layer of woodchips on the surface to act as a barrier and also self fertilizer.

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