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  1. Hi all To day is cheers
  2. Hi rhubarb harvested to day Got a good deal with my daughter in law, I give it all to her, I get some in return, in the form of cake and jam cheers
  3. Hi What a tree(s) Quote : Sam Van Aken, an artist and professor at Syracuse University, uses "chip grafting" to create trees that each bear 40 different varieties of stone fruits, or fruits with pits. The grafting process involves slicing a bit of a branch with a bud from a tree of one of the varieties and inserting it into a slit in a branch on the "working tree," then wrapping the wound with tape until it heals and the bud starts to grow into a new branch. Over several years he adds slices of branches from other varieties to the working tree. In the spring the "Tree of 40 Fruit" has blossoms in many hues of pink and purple, and in the summer it begins to bear the fruits in sequence—Van Aken says it's both a work of art and a time line of the varieties' blossoming and fruiting. He's created more than a dozen of the trees that have been planted at sites such as museums around the U.S., which he sees as a way to spread diversity on a small scale. cheers
  4. Hi bcotton How much power does it consume ? cheers
  5. Game on cheers
  6. Hi Gary I belive the "official " season in my location now is set at +/- 175 days, it keeps getting extended, do to global warming. The public farmers guide (2015), from the closest measuring station to my place (10 years average) is this: "Middel temp. over 6 °C from April 22. Middel temp. under 6 °C after October 27." However there is fairly high risk of frost nights, up til mid May, and after mid September, so you have to consider that risk when choosing crops, sowing and harvest times. And/or cover the crops outdoors that is sensitive to frost. cheers
  7. Hi What a great capture cheers
  8. Hi Sagir Welcome to APN/HQ Be sure to check out vkn's thread coming from India cheers
  9. Hi vkn When I build the hugelbed 4-5 years ago I used weeds/twigs/branches/cardboard/fresh horse-manure/aged humanure/woodchips/coarse builder sand/clay/seaweed/hay/bog , randomly, as filler between and over the logs. After planting the asparagus 3-4 years ago, I have used a mix of household compost, shell sand, bladderwrack (seaweed), wood ash and grass cuttings as soil cover in addition to the quail deep litter. I have it all for free on my land, just a matter of collecting it, and try to get the "right mix" It looks like I'm getting there, the plants are really taking of this year cheers
  10. Hi again Here are all topics posted by Jeremiah a forum member ( @Cold Weather Aquaponics ) they might not all be relevant to your frost "problem" but I think for the most they are cheers
  11. Hi Soko Welcome to APN/HQ What you suggest has been discussed in a few threads/posts. I would not recommend it other than in existing ponds that are "over fertilized" (exposed to runoff etc.) for clean up purposes . Your plants will suffer, unless you over crowd with fish, and then your fish will suffer. Plants are hard to handle (reach) if the rafts are to large, and if "to deep/wide" pond/tank, it's difficult to handle the fish (harvest) clean out the muck from the bottom etc., so there is a number of reasons, this method is not commonly used. Here are two threads on floating islands/rafts that touch upon your idea. I would recommend that you rather look in to cold water aquaponics cold in content titles and body gave 18 hits in the forum search function There is a lot more on cold climate discussions, tips and ideas on how to deal with frost etc. as many members have to secure against that, and overheating(flip side of the coin) which also is partly solved with insulation active/passive integration etc. cheers
  12. Hi sam Welcome to APN/HQ Yes, how so? are you detecting any problems ? cheers
  13. Hi vkn In this particular hugel-bed, asparagus and different herbs . I just expanded it a little yesterday/today (working on it). I also had to replace a few asparagus plants, that was first chewed down by moose/deer, then the roots dug out by dogs Just planted a few blackberry bushes in tires, on the expanded side, as part of a fence plan to try protect the asparagus. I scraped/dug of the soil down to the logs, filled up with weeds/branches/cardboard between the tires and the log then a good layer of the quail deep liter, then filled back what i had dug out on top Where I replanted I scraped/dug down to the logs filled up with a mix of the quail deep litter, and some 20year old humanure My last badge of aged humanure Still a job in progress cheers
  14. Hi Very happy with using deep-litter Just cleaned out one box (aprox 6months worth) to use as fertilizer/fill in the hugelkulture garden cheers