Saturday, January 23, 2010

Day 23

Today was a big day in the patch.  We have almost completed the build of the new extension.

The last thing I wanted to do was have a shade sail for the tank at the bare minimum.  Having a second one for the really hot days to shelter the veggies would be the ultimate.  So when I mentioned it to a friend he suggested a shade sail that was like a horizontal curtain.  It means we can have it open just over the tank until hot days we can pull it out over the whole aquaponics area and also on very windy days we can push it all away and tie it up to stop it blowing away.

So the plan was set.  I dug out 4 massive holes and concreted in 75mm x75mm poles.

Tomorrow the next part....  but in the mean time.  Grace was awoken with the prospect of fresh strawberries.  She was still in her pj's but wanted to have them for breakfast.

The strawberries never really grow big before they ripen.  I'm not sure why.  Hopefully eventually we can work it out and grow bigger ones.

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