Monthly Archives: July 2011

Home Grown Mushrooms

We had friends for dinner the other night and I picked a couple of mushrooms from my first little crop. Within a matter of days those in the box were swelling to fill the spaces where I had removed the … Continue reading

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Aquaponics nearing completion

Well, it is up and running now after several months. Probably one of the larger projects I’ve ever taken on aside from my first house renovation. The outlet pipe (black poly pipe running the length of the grow beds) has … Continue reading

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Food Security

This article is from Philip Day’s website. As the European debt mountain threatens to unravel the euro and entire EU, across the Atlantic the United States approaches a possible default on its own borrowing. One area not covered by the … Continue reading

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Mid-Winter Update

This week the pumpkin that was growing in the wisteria fell and started to rot. I think it was probably the last few nights of frost. But I can’t be sure. The nectarine is about to break out into foliage … Continue reading

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Getting back on track with the Aquaponics

This is what put me behind a little in my aquaponics project. After filling the grow beds with gravel (and not even to their limit) after a couple of hours of strain the bolts I had put through the wood … Continue reading

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July Update

Since the last post there have been wild winds, heavy rain showers and sunny days with chilly, chilly nights. Something to do with the Earth being the furthest from the Sun in its orbit I think. The broad beans are … Continue reading

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