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Potatoes doing well in a bag on one of the WBs

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PostPosted: Sep 30th, '17, 12:58 
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I'm hoping to get a decent crop of (mostly) raspberries this year! I may have to net them to keep the birds off though. There are other berries mixed in there.

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How about a current photo of your yard today...taken from the same spot as the photo on previous page. please :)

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A few hot well above average temperature days in Sept raised the water temp a fair bit, it probably wont be long before I have to start running the chiller again.

I've had an occasional fish die over the past couple of weeks, not sure why, but the dog has enjoyed them. I'll probably start harvesting this month.

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I moved 5 trout into the small system last week, and will transfer a few more soon, only a few at a time as the bacteria will need to build up to handle the waste.

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The spuds in the WB are really powering on, vastly ahead of the ones not in the AP system.

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Some colour on the FT

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Fairly steady water temperatures despite the range in air temperatures over the past couple of weeks, so I've not yet needed to run the chiller.

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Wow! Those temps are all over the place. Amazing view of you gardens. I like the idea of potatoes in a sack on a wicking bed, too.

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The spuds are really taking off, and we've done a bit of tidying up of the system. A Yellow Pages (phone directory) photographer was here on Wednesday to take some pics for next year's cover theme of community gardening. Since the local organic community gardening club (my wife is an ex pres and current treasurer) doesn't have a garden these days, a few members were out here for the photography session. I guess we'll have to wait until next year to see what appears on the directory cover.

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The berries are developing well, mostly boysenberries visible, which have outgrown the raspberries

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More soil added to the bag (and another bag placed next to it), to stack up the tubers inside. The top of the plant in the big bag is now just over 1 metre high.


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An iris flowering in the WB sump

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The weather is warming up, so I've run the chiller for at least a few hours most days with some sun since late October

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We've been eating quite a few boysenberries and some raspberries, but the birds have also been having a good feed on them.
Heaps of rhubarb too, mostly selling 4-6 bunches of stems each week at the market, plus cooking some myself.
I've had 4 or 5 deaths over the past month, all smaller fish around 25cm, not sure why. I checked and found NO2 around 0.5ppm about a week ago, so have cut feeding back a bit. It may have been high due to one of the fish dying and remaining somewhere in the FT until it decomposed - I could see small bits of fish floating around for a few days. NO3 was only 50ppm. I think the berries are using plenty of nitrates, and growing ridiculously quickly, meaning I've had to prune them back a bit a few times. They did choke the drain on one GB, which overflowed a bit for a few days before I found it.
Salinity was around 1.18ppt a couple of weeks ago, and will have only decreased slioghtly with some rain and a bit of added water from the tank. At the same time I measured pH6.57.

The potatoes are flowering, so I'll get to see how well they produced tubers soon.

I'll removed the dead pea and broccoli plants soon, and plant some melons.

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A few cooler days with 60mm of rain helped keep the water temp down early this month, but daily maxima are forecast to be up to 38C in the coming week, so I'll no doubt be using the chiller a lot more.

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I've picked 30 stems of rhubarb for the market the past 2 weeks, and it is growing so fast I expect to keep doing that just about every week for a while. 6 X 400g bunches @ $4 pays for the fish food.

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Stayed up late last night to harvest 35 trout, 18.2kg total, average 519g, largest 748g. We'll finally empty the last of the batch harvested up until Feb this year on Sunday, making room for this new lot.

Ongoing high temperatures with long hours of chiller operation are proving to be a challenge, as there has been a fair bit of cloud around, meaning I had to run the generator for 5 hours last night to put some charge back in the battery. 37C yesterday and 37-38C forecast for the next week, with warm nights (22.5C min this morning), meaning no chance for the water to cool down at night.

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Another harvest of rhubarb for the Saturday Growers Market :)

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It's getting unpleasantly warm, average maximum temps at this time of year are around 27-28C. I've been running the chiller for over 8 hours some days, it's hot even with a fair bit of cloud aroud. Overcast all day so far today, so only up to 32C so far, but the cloud wont be around much longer. A brief storm with 7mm of heavy rain cooled it down to near 20C last night for a while, which was welcome relief.


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Only 8 larger fish from Feb left in the big freezer now, and they'll be gone in the next couple of weeks, so there is space for many of the trout currently in the FT.

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I'm on the other side, so getting cooler here. I just harvested the last 19 tilapia as the water is getting too cold. 5 were too small so I have them in an aquarium. The replacements are a "cold" water strain that should survive down to 55°F (12°C), so I lowered the heater from 70 to 60.

The catfish don't need heat, they just eat less when it's cold.

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