Tag: strawberry

Aquaponics Plant Germination and Algae Eating Fish

This is a box I have set up for plant germination of my aquaponic plants: The red plastic plate under the lid is just for ventilation to provide oxygen for the seed germination process. I’m using 2 and 3 inch black plastic net pots (5 cm and 7.5 cm) for the aquaponics system, and I’m

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Aquaponics Home System – Part 18: Selecting Fish and Plants

In this project we’re combining traditional fish keeping in an aquarium, and growing plants with the roots submerged in the same water as the fish live in. The question to answer next is – what is the best water pH value to aim for? Depending on the genus and species of the fish they’ll prefer

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How to Propagate Strawberries

If you already have strawberry plants growing in your garden you can make more plants yourself by propagating the old ones. This is preferred over bringing home plants from another garden because you risk bringing home pests with you, like strawberry mites or nematodes. You can propagate strawberries by dividing old plants or by taking

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Mulching My Garden Beds

Once a week I mow the lawn and I often use the grass clippings as mulch on my beds. Leaves and small sticks collected by the lawnmower can be used too: A bed of leeks has been prepared this way: When you have a layer of mulch the weeds have a hard time reaching the

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Saving Arugula Seeds

Last year I saved seeds from spinach and the seeds turned into healthy plants. This success inspired me to look at other plants that I could do the same with, so after a nice harvest of arugula leaves for salads I let the plants bolt. What a mess: Pods with seeds have been formed that

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Back From Vacation

I took a week of vacation last week away from home and the garden. I was a bit worried what would happen if my garden was left by itself at the peak of the season. The weather turned out to be windy and wet (and so did my vacation 🙁 ), and below is a

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How to Keep Birds Away from Your Strawberries

I’m impressed with my new scarecrow made out of old CD-ROM’s so I thought I wanted to show it to you in live action: [media id=14 width=400 height=320] Now it’s only the slugs that are eating away, but fortunately there are solutions for that: Crushed egg shells around the edges of the bed Copper tape

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The 2010 Harvest

This is the log describing the food I brought in from my garden grown in 2010. I wrote a post called My Garden Layout in 2010 if you want more details about the garden. ———————- Leeks: 2010-10-10: 1 pcs. Total:  1 pcs. ———————- Tomatoes: 2010-10-05: 2525 g (green), 1894 g (red) 2010-09-21: 223 g (yellow,

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