Just a quick note , I pulled all the radishes in one of the tubs. They were getting ready to bolt . Some were not forming a round radish but I did get a small bowl full. The tub also has New Zealand  spinach , that is supposed to do well in the heat. This will give them more sunlight, so they should start to do better. Here are the pix from the radishes.


radish greens


small bowl of radishes

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Well it is not much but our weather here has been up and down, and got real warm real fast.

Growing going on here!!!!!!!!!!

Well it has been a while since I have posted here….sorry. I have been busy getting the garden and greenhouse going. I have added some bluegills that I caught down at the river. Also you can see that everything is really growing well. I do believe this Aquaponics thang works.


Well it looks like we might have a ghost here after all………………


Had to add this one to show the difference between the last picture in the post before this.

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The rest of these are of the progress in the greenhouse and the garden.




The cucumbers are liking the fish juice .





















Added a couple of  thermostatic vent openers.






















Just a mix here. Borage Globe Basil , Marigold, and some kind of purple mint.







Pole beans






PattyPan Squash


Water Melon




will be more herbs










Oregano that came back from last year.





Lemon Balm that also came back.



Tomatoes and cilantro and basil , with marigolds for good luck



Squash and Honey Dew melons





Peppers and Eggplant









small peppers













The stars of the show.






Onion from a cutting










Basil from the produce at Harris Teeter, they sell it started Hydroponically and I replanted it.


Strawbell hanging in there.





They are producing fruit.





One of my little helpers.




Yes we have cukes.




Very interesting tomato bloom.









Another of my little helpers, I have never seen a toad colored in the fashion.







the celery has bolted and I am just watching to see what happens, I will harvest the celery seed.












I have the tomatoes and cukes tied to the plastic chain with red engineer tape. I believe red helps the tomatoes.










Well that is how things are going. Will try to update more often.


Yes I finally got to planting the beds with the seedlings that I started. I now have celery , Basil, two varieties of tomato, cucumbers, onions and rosemary sprigs I am rooting close to the tomatoes to help with pest control. I also have three cuttings from my raspberry bush that I am rooting. They became casualties of a over exuberant dog behind us. She chewed them off the fence. Now I wish I had the bushes with the thorns ,..not really.

So without further ado the pictures…….

IMG_0068Put the celery in soda bottle to keep them in a bunch instead of spreading out like they were. Have a small aphid and little white bug problem. Have tried spraying with water,. Going to place some yellow Solo cups with oil on them to try to draw the aphids off. Also going to mix up some pepper and soap spray.

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Tomatoes and cukes with Basil and the rosemary.IMG_0051IMG_0048

Had a couple of unknowns show up, a cuke and one tomato plant . Not sure what they are guess we’ll see.

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A shot of the front of the greenhouse, I bring the Avocado tree and the Kaffir Lime inside at night and out in the mornings. To the left if you look close you can see the lettuce coming up.


This is going to be another experimental garden Going to fill these with soil and plant them with more vegetables.


Ok here is part of the reason it took me so long to update this blog. We got a rescue dog from the no kill shelter. She is a Lab Springer Spaniel mix. Her name is Maggie and she is 2 1/2 months old. Going to be a big dog . So I have been doing potting training duty. She is a good dog , but you know how puppies are .

Well thats it for now will keep this posted as often as I can.

Did You Think I Died?

No didn’t die but damn close. I got a case of the flu and a stomach bug all at once. No I didn’t get the flu shot wont get on that soap box though. Any way got over most of that and then my mother went back in for surgery and started PT . Today was the first day that I felt like or was able to get out into the green house.

So out I went with my seed packs and got everything started I waned too.I have not added the Blue gill yet . Decided to get more plants growing in the grow beds first. My water test today were perfect so what I have right now is a good balance. I will add the blue gill once my plants are in the grow beds . When there is a need for more nutrients.

So here are the photos from today .


My see starting log.

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IMG_0275IMG_0276   Here are the seed trays  I put these two on a new heat lamp today.IMG_0279IMG_0280 And a parting shot of the gold fish, they are really getting big.

Well thats it for now. 

OK Part 2

Well I am just going to keep adding on until they tell me to stop….LOL

If you are new and would like to see earlier posts please go to the old blog by clicking here.


So Here are the pictures that I promised you on the first blog:


You can see the Insulation sheathing here. I lucked out in that it fit behind the poly panels and they went back in and the clips held both tight. This is the north side of the green house , doesn’t get any sun from this direction. I also jut got the 2 rolls of Bubble wrap in the mail today. I plan on wrapping over the top from the south side and stop at the top of the sheathing. I will get that up as soon as I start feeling better. Luckily we are have a few warm day right now so I have some time.

Well since I got the pictures , and still didn’t feel good, i came back inside and tied some more flies. Still on the salt water theme I tied up some new (to me anyways) shrimp patterns. But first the rest of the pictures from the other day that would not fit on the other blog.


Those were  more of the Redfish Flies mostly Crabs, Now for the Shrimp Flies from yesterday:


That is my Red Fish and Shrimp boxes, this next one was for fun found these eyes at Micheals and had to get them . Sure Makes a Sexy Fly….You know you HIT THAT…LOL