Well it’s time for another Aquaponics Update and I have been busy taking photos.
The system seems to be working better now and our little fish are growing well, although it is hard to get photos of them (sorry).
OUR BIG BIG NEWS IS…. OUR YABBIES HAVE HAD BABIES
If you look really closely you can see the babies, there were some in the bottom of their tank but they are so small. If you are interested in more information about yabbies click here.
Below is a photo of some of the lettuces and they are growing and staying healthy. The drum with the small fish in them is feeding directly into this bed which might explain why they look so good.
Here is a beetroot plant, you can just see the new green leaf just beginning to grow at the bottom.
We already have about 10 larger fish that friends caught for us and you can see their outlines below. I am sorry the photo isn’t really great as it’s hard to see them.
In our sump tank we have some yabbies and an eel. The eel normally lives in the pipe but you can see his tail sticking out near the brick.
Here is a close up of the yabbies in with the eel.
We planted some larger tomato plants when we first started and they have just been hanging on. Now the tops have died off but we noticed a new shoot on this one.
This is the Seasol product that we add to the beds, it is a seaweed based mineral and is meant to help until the fish manure output increases. My husband isn’t sure whether it works or not.
Here is my eggplant bravely stuggling on, it is flowering now, but it hasn’t grown much.
The latest addition has been to sow seeds straight into the beds. Below are some squash seeds that have come up and they seem to be growing well.
Here is another one, I think this is a cucumber. It is fascinating to watch the seeds come up and I find this quite amazing and very exciting.
I have just finished sewing two beds with more seeds. I put in a variety of tomatoes, cucumbers, rocket, dwarf beans, coriander, silverbeet and capsicum. I am looking forward to seeing how many actually come up and then how many keep growing.
Well that’s about it for this post and I will do another update when the seedlings start coming up.
This post is linked up at Old-Fashioned Friday