Off The Root

Bringing you fresh produce and herbs – Off The Root!!!

   Feb 28

Timeline

This is a timeline of activity on the farm! Everything you ever wanted to know about how and when we started or accomplished something should be found here. Thanks for your support!

Ready for first market! (9/3/2016) - 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!
After 1 Month (9/1/2016) - 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
After 1 Week (8/8/2016) - 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
Back to work! (8/1/2016) - 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 […]
Second planting (3/8/2014) - 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 […]
First planting (2/28/2014) - 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 […]
Towers shipped! (2/28/2014) - Received word from AquaRDee that the first batch of towers has been shipped! Yeah!
Ordered Propagation trays (2/14/2014) - Ordered propagation trays and dome covers from Hummert Supply.
Ordered hose clamps (2/10/2014) - Found best deal on hose clamps from AZ Supply. Placed order.
Ordered 100 towers (2/10/2014) - 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.