Friday, September 4, 2009

Greenhouse update

Just a couple of update pictures of the greenhouse aquaponics....

Found this giant walking stick on the pepper plants last night:



This is one cucumber plant! I don't have an official count, but I've picked at least 20 cukes from it. My dirt garden produces no more than a half dozen per plant. On this plant, the spots where I've already picked, it's now sending out TWO new cukes. It's awesome!



This is one cherry tomato plant. We've been keeping an official tally sheet on it. So far, we've picked 185 and there are 100's more on there. Sorry about the "burnt" look of the leaves. After I killed all my fish with the seaweed meal, I think they got a bit nutrient deprived, but all the new growth looks good. My garden cherries are doing terribly since most of them have the "potato famine" blight....

3 comments:

stquack said...

Just wondering how it handles the winter! What are you average night time temp. inside and out

Looks great thinking about making a pepper greenhouse.

josh said...

This is amazing! I would like to know how you are heating it and what your winter night temps are as well. Are you growing anything in the winter?

Thanks!

Web4Deb said...

Last night the temps went to 30 degrees and the inside temp was 48. The water tank is now 59 and slowly going down. This is the first year I'm going try and heat it through the winter. $$$$$ I've just planted a bunch of plants that should be OK in the colder temps: Radish, Lettuce, cabbage, beats, & carrots. We'll see what happens with colder temps and less light.