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PostPosted: Feb 27th, '16, 16:22 
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Before I went away I was worried the pumpkin would break the plant so I put the largest one in a bag to support it
Look at it now its burst the bag It was cricket ball size on 12 th feb
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Also picked more tomato looks like the freezer will be3 full :thumbright:
A week ago I picked that many also
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What is it now 25 parts pee to 15 parts water.


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Hi Food&Fish
Way back on page 19 on 14th January 2007 you had brown water
Can you bring us up to date with what caused it and how do you get back to clear water again?

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Hi Food&Fish
Way back on page 19 on 14th January 2007 you had brown water
Can you bring us up to date with what caused it and how do you get back to clear water again?

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Had to go back and check
Actually that water is clear what you are seeing in algae [brown]
Caused by to much sun if I would have cleaned the tank sides it would be clear don't worry about a bit of algae

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Did a bit more today slots finished plumbing in and wheels on
[url=http://s956.photobucket.com/user/millys7700/media/001_4.jpg.html]

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Just curious.. forcing the ports open with bottles, is logical, but do you find that under typical hot days and sunlight, they tend to close again.. or is it a case of once filled and running, it maintains shape..
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I do like the job, and was about to build a different version, but now thinking yours is better..
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I am.assuming the small pump can be lifted out through the central tube..

Good job.. :headbang:
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PS.. any thoughts on slumping.. does the lot slump in time and sought of drag the upper plants in.. :dontknow:


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Food&Fish wrote:
Did a bit more today slots finished plumbing in and wheels on
[url=http://s956.photobucket.com/user/millys7700/media/001_4.jpg.html]

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Just curious.. forcing the ports open with bottles, is logical, but do you find that under typical hot days and sunlight, they tend to close again.. or is it a case of once filled and running, it maintains shape..
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I do like the job, and was about to build a different version, but now thinking yours is better..
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I am.assuming the small pump can be lifted out through the central tube..

Good job.. :headbang:
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PS.. any thoughts on slumping.. does the lot slump in time and sought of drag the upper plants in.. :dontknow:

Ok one yes over time the ports close a bit it doesent worry the plants but its minimal if you get the brum realy hot and leave the bottle till it cools
Two you need 100 mm for the centre tube so you can lift pump out
Three slumping yes it did slump but only the top and first row just removed those plants filled and replanted
Also I suspect it slumped a lot because of the sheep shit it broke down

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Just an update on my giant window boxes [apparently the way I run them you cant call them wicking beds :naughty: ]
we have silver beet, Caulie excellent leaf growth starting to head, tomato in, carrot I recon growing 1/4 a day Beetroot plenty of leaf will see it bulb ing up soon
Seeing there's a lot of leaf growth they are using a bit of water
So now I have put a float valve on the fish tank and when I draw from the swirl filter [every second day ]
it fills automatic
Then I use that water to top water the beds every second or third day Its just I have over planted I like to take the neuts to the plants instead of them searching for it [45 caulies in 2 sq meters ] any excess water drains back to the sump
every now and then I add seasol thrive charley carp whatever to the sump


Like this setup.
Why is it window box and not wicking bed?
What page can I find the design?

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Window box when I put up the plans one of our esteemed members said because of the way I was building them [you cant call them wicking beds ]
Page 145 of my thread is the start

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Window box when I put up the plans one of our esteemed members said because of the way I was building them [you cant call them wicking beds ]
Page 145 of my thread is the start


Thanks. Have been going through the thread from 150 onwards and am loving what I see with the produce coming from the wicking beds.

Inspirational!

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almost picking time
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So finished the new retaining wall before the rain [only the dirt to move now ]
Starting the dig
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timber work done before the rain
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Was hoping for 4 1/2 ibc/s but theres not enough space so will settle for 5 Dutch pots or wicking tubs
And 2 1/2 ibc/s
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After a bit of thought decided to go for blue barrels along the wall air pruning
Question do you get 2 tubs out of 1 barrel

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After a bit of thought decided to go for blue barrels along the wall air pruning
Question do you get 2 tubs out of 1 barrel

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Hi F&F,

Food&Fish wrote:
After a bit of thought decided to go for blue barrels along the wall air pruning
Question do you get 2 tubs out of 1 barrel

I think you would be able to get 2 for 1 if you've got barrels with a solid top (and bottom,) although with air pruning I suppose that might not even be necessary if you are sitting on a mesh... How are you planning to do the air pruning? Cutting up the blue barrels something like the "Hercules" pots?

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Or something more like the nice DIY effort in this video?




Just when I didn't think I had room for anything new... now I think I need to get a batch of these working to use for starting fruit trees before planting them out on the farm. What a great way to give a boost to young trees AND to prepare them for the best root system ever!

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Drilled the first two pots today easier to drill then cut in 1/2
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