Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Just planted first aquaponics lettuce of Fall 2011

I cleared out the corn, rearranged a bit, and seeded the whole grow bed with Buttercrunch lettuce.  It looks barren now, but the lettuce seeds will sprout within few days and will quickly turn the floor green.  The sole green you're seeing now is a banana pepper plant.  It was doing well until the last 4 or 5 days, during which time I've kept the door closed in order to warm up the water.  The peppers have started to develop brown spots from the high humidity (I think), but I don't think high humidity bothers lettuce.

I also dug out a 2nd small pool and moved the largemouth bass into it from the 1st small pool (the one closest to the fish tank).  I did this because I didn't want the bass to eat any adventuresome fry that sneak through the fish tank's exit; this way, the 1st pool will serve as a catch basin for any wayward fry.