Continued dinking with the new aquaponics system ...













The garden has lots of colors this year and we popped out a few pounds of basil from the aquaponics.











We also brewed our first homemade beer in anticipation of creating a few unique blends of beer, mead and cider for the farm.










This year's tea starts in the cone-tainers are doing well so far. We intend to resize our winter boxes (that were used to overwinter the tea in the poly bags) so that the cone-tainer racks will fit inside without wasted space.










The tea plants started from seed in the ground last fall are growing very slowly, while the weeds are very energetic. Again, I should know better than to plant without a weed barrier if I don't want to spend the majority of my time weeding :-). The dozen tea plants we bought live are still doing well in the orchard. Notice that after about the fourth time weeding them I did manage to place down a weed barrier.


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