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   Sep 03

Ready for first market!

We are at the Heights Epicurean Farmer’s Market today; 8:30 – 1:30! Come by and get some honey made by our very own bees located just north of 610 loop. Definitely local honey!

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   Sep 01

After 1 Month

It is pretty amazing how fast plants can grow! The balance is not yet established in my aquaponic system, however, it does still provide a water source for plant life. Here is what the plants look like after 1 month in the towers. 1 Week 1 Month

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   Aug 08

After 1 Week

After 1 week, the plants have varying results. Some have died, others sort of stagnate. Images below. These are pictures of the seedlings. They are 3 weeks from planting seeds on the left and 1 week from placing in the towers on the right. 3 Weeks 1 Week

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   Aug 01

Back to work!

I have been negligent in keeping up the information about our farm . . . . . . primarily because I became employed with a very well paying job in March of 2014. . . . . . . my sincerest apologies to anyone who may have had hopes of getting some great herbs and […]

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   Mar 08

Second planting

Seeds in trays I got my second batch of seeds planted in propagation trays today. Planted Sweet Basil, Leaf Lettuce, Dwarf Pak Choy, Spinach and Scallions. The plan is to put 2 plants of each of these in 20 5 foot towers in a week or two. This variety will give the recipient options during […]

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   Feb 28

First planting

Seeds in trays I got my first batch of seeds planted in propagation trays today. Planted Sweet Basil, Leaf Lettuce, Dwarf Pak Choy, Spinach and Scallions. The plan is to put 2 plants of each of these in 20 5 foot towers in a week or two. This variety will give the recipient options during […]

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   Feb 28

Towers shipped!

Received word from AquaRDee that the first batch of towers has been shipped! Yeah!

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   Feb 14

Ordered Propagation trays

Ordered propagation trays and dome covers from Hummert Supply.

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   Feb 10

Ordered hose clamps

Found best deal on hose clamps from AZ Supply. Placed order.

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   Feb 10

Ordered 100 towers

Ordered 200 towers to begin with and then finance suggested I be a bit conservative and just start with 100. So on 2/10/2014 I got an email from AquaRDee that they received payment and production would begin on 100 towers and 5 Springs.

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