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Day: June 26, 2014

Ongoing Adventures In Aquaponics – June 2014 Edition, Part 3

Post Views: 135 A Different Sort of Seeding I opted to change how I planted the seeds this time. Instead of just broadcasting the seeds as I did last time, instead, I scraped the gravel back to the “wet zone”. The wet zone is the high-water mark of the growbed during the flood part of the flood-and-ebb cycle. It’s about 15 mm (0.6 in) below the surface of the pea gravel. The reason we don’t flood the bed all the way up to the surface is to keep blown-in weed seeds from getting started, and to prevent mildew and / or algae from starting. None of that is healthy or welcome for an aquaponics farmer. There seems to be a split decision in the Internet aquaponics community about…

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