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More Plants :)

Category: Aquaponics | Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:38 pm

Today I added more seedlings to the aquaponics system. These new seedlings are specifically grown to be planted in the system.

Mini-Bok ( photo / image / picture from KK Ng's Garden )
These are min-bok-choi or "nai-pai" in Chinese which is Milk White directly translated. One of our fellow member had planted this before but I cannot recall who.

Cleaning the roots. ( photo / image / picture from KK Ng's Garden )
After carefully removing the seedling from the growth media, the seedling is gently put in water to remove as much as possible whatever is stuck to the roots.

Planting the seedling. ( photo / image / picture from KK Ng's Garden )
A couple of the pebbles is removed to make a cavity so that the seedling can be inserted.

Planted ( photo / image / picture from KK Ng's Garden )
After inserting the seedling, the pebbles were carefully replaced and it is planted.

It's done! ( photo / image / picture from KK Ng's Garden )
I decided to go on a 3X3in grid and I managed to get a total of 15 plants in a bed. Isn't that a pleasant sight?

Brassica and a single lettuce. ( photo / image / picture from KK Ng's Garden )
A check on the first bed and I am please to say that they are doing well including the lone lettuce on the far right. I bought a packet of fresh lettuce seeds today and had sowed some seeds to be planted inthe systemm next. Keeping my fingers crossed that they will germinate.

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Sjoerd wrote on Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:16 pm:

What a success so far, KK.
It looks as though you are managing the transplanting just fine and the plants are taking it seems.

I wonder how long before you will be ablew to harvest, saya lettuse head.

Well done, mate!


KK Ng wrote on Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:00 pm:

Thanks Sojerd, sorry the lettuce is not the head kind, it is the leaf kind. It is impossible to grow lettuce head here in this weather condition.

I would expect the growth period to be no longer than the convectional planting way if not shorter. Soon we will know.


Jerry Sullivan wrote on Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:50 am:

Pictures of success! The progress looks good KK. How are the fish? are they growing?



Frank wrote on Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:04 am:

The fruits (veggies) of your labour KK. What a wonderful success that will surely continue.


KK Ng wrote on Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:31 pm:

Thanks Jerry, the fishes are growing happily and they just love lettuce.

Thanks for your confidence Frank.

This morning I saw the lettuce are growing!!

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