Window Farming and other adventures in Hydroponics
I have three column of bodged together bits and pieces of recycled items and re-tasked aquarium apparatus and am now ready to begin window farming. Watching the airlift move the water in packets up to the top of the column is rather fascinating; rather hypnotizing. I've started various herbs seeds and vegetable seeds. Some plants are known to do well grow in hydroponics, some aren't. Will try both types. Lettuce, mini tomatoes, peppers parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, ever bearing strawberries have proven to do well. I have seed of all these germinating. I did break down and buy an established rosemary plant. It resides in it's own 5 gallon bucket set up. I've also going to try marigolds, coleus and other flower in hydroponics.
Dog days of summer are here. One must find indoor activities if one doesn't want to run the risk of heat induced medical problems or be bored to death waiting for cooler weather.
Dog days of summer and soccer season starts back up in ~3 weeks. Mad dogs and Englishman and soccer bums.....
Now that this project is up and running it's now time to find the next project to move on to. Been dreaming of a green house. Bucky Fuller has provided the impetus. I'm drawing up plans for a geodesic green house. This is catnip for mathemagicians. A fellow in Britain has worked out a very easy method of construction, using wood and glazing. Will borrow his method.
Ear worm of the day and other such musin'. Dredges up memories of '68, '69, there abouts. Was a kid just become self aware and living half a block from the beach. How unique a place can be. How especially marvelous and unique a place and time can be.
Time to go run. Must get used to running in the heat. Will follow that with a Lynchburg lemonade and a cool bath.