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PostPosted: Dec 13th, '12, 16:29 
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We always get asked, can you grow carrots in an aquaponics system and wil they be straight. The answer is that you can grow just about anything, but some things grow better than others. Here is a carrot that was growing here in the Outback system and began to push itself out of the bed, and what a little surpise it was too.
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now you just need a cool name and market it as a premium crop!! Corkscrew carrot???


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Sorry that it is not a very pretty picture but never the less, these carrots were pulled from the bed grown in straight "blue metal" (granite) Who woulda thought that was even possible, not bad huh?
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wow in that heavy stuff? kinda explains why they're so short... unless that's the variety. I'm just surprised that they still grew, since they have such a bad rep for being so fussy about the size of the silt they grow in.

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faye wrote:
... straight "blue metal" (granite)


You must have strange granite over there Faye! :shock: Granite is normally gray - pink with mottled appearance and plenty of quartz. Blue metal is generally basalt in Australia, fine grained dark coloured rock with fairly uniform appearance. In the UK I believe mudstone is referred to as blue metal.

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Loving my english spinach, spinach beet and buk choi !
and shallots! I have never seen such big, rapidly multiplying shallots before. I give lots away ;)

The mint goes pretty good too ;)

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Have you used dipel yet Murray - if not I would strongly recommend it for grubs.

I will give the lebanese cucumbers another go sometime. Maybe my problem has been a once off - mind you every one of the platns has the same stem splitting problem.

I have that in an apricot tree (7 months)
Just support the plant until it can hold its self


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well out of my seeds that I threw in first to emerge in order: Bunching onions, Asian greens, spinach, peas, beans.
Not sure if they are proven but they germinated really quickly :)

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cellery works very well, buy one at the store and cut off about an inch and put it in the bed so it gets wet when it cycles.

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