My Indoor Garden

My Indoor Garden

So I decided to try and start this blog back up again now that I am just about done with my last class.  One final exam left and I am done with coursework for my M.S. program. Just that pesky paper remaining.

Anyway, I figured that I would start posting about my gardening.  This post is going to cover the past few months with as many pictures as I have saved on my phone from the development.  I will try to keep future posts about the progress covering much smaller lengths of time and more specific topics. A few months back I started experimenting with an aquaponics system.
It was a fun experiment and it started a great interest in gardening.  As you can see in the corner of that picture there were some seedlings starting.
Over time the indoor setup grew a bit more elaborate and evolved into this.
It is a little difficult to see and I do not really have any close ups but in this picture there is tomato plants, kale, strawberries, spinach, corn, a butterfly bush, a japanese maple, bamboo and some other random seedlings that turned out to be weeds. Things progressed nicely and I eventually tranported everything outside to a raised bed my brother and I built.
Eventually I had cucumbers, snowpeas, corn, and tomatoes planted out in these beds both as seedlings and as seeds.  In a few nights the deer had eaten everything! So I have returned to my indoor operations and have been growing for a while now.  The aquaponics system had changed a bit, I was having some trouble getting the plants to take but I think it might have been due to putting them in too early.  I will have to try again in the near future once some of my plants are a bit more mature.  Here is the upper deck of the aquaponics system now.
The only thing currently growing here is some water plants and bamboo. The pump + rock filter is absolutely the best tank filter I have ever had.  With 2 turtles and about 15 goldfish spread out between the two tanks (same water) everything is crystal clear.
Currently under the grow lamp  have an assortment of things.
Red Pepper
Apple Tree & Bamboo
Strawberries
Basil
Snow Peas
Cucumber
More Red Peppers
Japanese Maple
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