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PostPosted: Nov 24th, '17, 01:10 
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Chrisklugh wrote:
I wish I had your winters! Look forward to seeing how your works out over your winter.

Cheers! :)



Thanks! I am sure it will come and go and waves. We got some pretty bad wind the other night so a lot of the taller plants fell over but they are starting to slowly stand back up.


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PostPosted: Dec 10th, '17, 01:03 
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Got some snow accumulation today and got a video uploaded to YouTube...


This newest video is basically about how I add city water to my system and what amendments I am using to get it started up.


https://youtu.be/EEssmHjF_Fs


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did it melt yet? I assume that snow doesn't really stick around very long down there... we just got about 2 inches the past few days, more coming today. My cousin in North Carolina got 8 inches last week in one day.

How did the AP take the snow? Growing just things that don't mind a bit of cold? My greenhouse is dropping down to about 42F inside, so my tomatoes aren't doing much now even though the new plants had buds on them, it probably needs to warm up quite a bit to get them to set fruit. They might be done for the year... Still have peppers on the plants that are hanging on, and my lettuces and such are still powering along.

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We got maybe two inches that stuck. Snowed heavy for a long time to get that much to stick. By the time the sun set the next day most of it was gone.

When I went outside the next morning the power to the system had been shut down. The Christmas lights on the front of the house had tripped the breaker somehow with the snow/sleet/ice. The water was 40 degrees and the fish were basically dormant. None of the system froze up since it had been warm just before the front blew through. Once the water was moving again the system did not freeze during the following cold night.

Frost tolerant plants only now. Dino kale, dwarf blue curled kale, lettuce, Swiss chard, strawberries, broccoli, and Italian parsley.

If I close up the system I will get much more growth. However, I have not gotten around to it yet. Lol I will eventually.

Yesterday I added auto fish feeders from my old system. Going out of town for a few weeks soon.

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That's kind of how it is at our property in TN. I hadn't paid attention that you're in Mobile, so you are quite a bit south of our property yet and it only sticks around for a day and then its gone.

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