Hydroponics Update: The basil is growing like a weed.
About a month into this little experiment, the basil is growing very well. The roots now reach into the bottom of the reservoir, I may have to find another bucket to set the basket into while I am cleaning/refilling the main reservoir. I don’t want to damage the roots while I’m working. The mildew begins to […]
Affixing the air-stone in the reservoir
My air-stone likes to float. Air being pumped into air does nothing to aerate my nutrient solution, so I had to devise a way to secure the stone to the bottom of my reservoir. I had a suction cup attached to metal ring, from an iPhone screen replacement I just did, so I ran the air […]
I picked up some new toys tonight after school: A light fixture Natural temp compact fluorescent Vegetable nutrients pH test solution Rockwool grow media Zipties Measurement vessel Next I will be finalizing the assembly, more to come.
We have germination!
The seeds are already in the beginning stages of germination. I know the picture is terrible, but you can see a layer of mostly clear matter forming around the seeds. It is most evident around the seed on the bottom right, you can see a brown outline. Very exciting!
(My) Intro to Hydroponic Gardening
Last night, we paid $3.99 for a basil plant (no fresh cut basil available at Fred Meyer) that failed to yield a full cup of chopped basil. That plant is down to a few tiny leaves (we have tried to keep these live plants from Fred Meyer alive in the past) sitting on the kitchen […]
Why Washington State’s new Discover Pass system is bullshit
Do you want to go somewhere outdoors this Summer to hike or fish or camp? You better plan some pre-activity suffering on your computer. Why? Washington state, in an effort to prevent the closure of 100 of our 119 state parks, has implemented a new paid access plan for parks. For $30 a year (I’ll […]
I’m headed off to Chelan tonight after work. I will come back with a tan, smelling of camp fire, and with a few pictures I am sure. I will miss you Katy :)!
A beautiful grey…
The sky is a beautiful grey color today. I hate overcast days, and this area has a LOT of them, but there is something about today that is just amazing…
Testing Pictures: a recent favorite.
Went on a hike a couple days ago with my friend Anna and her 1 1/2 year old son, Koren. We accidentally drove to the top of the hike, so we ended up hiking down the trail a ways, and then back to the top. Let me tell you, a 20 lb baby is about […]