Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Baby Cucumbers Update 48 Hours later.

 Baby Cucumbers Update 48 Hours later.
I will be updating growth every two days roughly.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Cucumbers Starting to Pop. Hydroponics and Aeroponics plus.

Cucumbers are in between stems with flower in front.

I should be cutting out the crooked cucumbers but I feel I don't need them straight no pealing of
skin needed.
Cucumbers popped see the flower in front of cucumber. Watch future growth develop each day I will monitor growth. I will try to pick them at one pound. Friends are waiting they say they never tasted such great tasting seedless cucumbers. No need to peal these cucumbers.
These Cucumbers can take the heat sometimes 120 degrees with fan on. Trial crop in this hot summer in FL. Pond tank outside for cucumbers I have it open and later I will close with Hurricane shutters. Checked drippers this morning and I will be adding 70 gallons of Hydro mix tonight.
Cleaned tent this morning bottles are only different nutrients for leafs spraying. No pesticides are used.
Tomato's are having a hard time in heat cleaned all tanks this morning and added 50 ml. of
Nutrient's. This fall's crop should be good I wil be starting seeds at the end of month.

Last weeks 6 day Microgreens plus we ate some already hummy. All washed cleaned extra seeds go to the birds.
 June 16, 2012 started another Microgreen tray. All tray's are cleaned for a new tray of Microgreens.
 Watermellon small but good taste.
 My wimp pepper and one tomato pepper in doors to stay cooler. Very green and finally they seem to be coming back slowly.
Eggplant has a lot of nice flowers this morning whats up with this today. Maybe because I added extra nutrients from tanks left over and old batch. 
Swallowtail came to thank my wife  the other day. It followed her and kept coming up to her face. I have a lot of Butterfly's that are showing up.
They love the host plants we started. I have two Monarch catapillars cleaning off a plant seems like it is taking them over three weeks of eating plants.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Tomato, Cucumber, Pepper Hydroponics, and Dirt media plants.

My pepper plants can't take the heat they love it indoors for some reason with these plants. I call them my wimps. They like the cool air inside the house.

Tomato's are showing flowers. Cucumber plants are getting close to branching out in another week.
I trim all the bottom leafs to get a larger plant.  I will slow down on cutting them back.

These plants are taking 120 degree heat in the Butterfly House.

I'm also going to add some other pictures in this blog.

Watermellon,  Eggplant, Butterfly's and birds.
My wimp pepper plants one tomato some how ended up with the pepper I left it this way to grow.
I may graft them together I wonder what will happen.
Rear I added a large pond tank 70 Gallons I found months ago
at a yard sale for $5.  I cleaned it up to hold more Hydro mix for plants for the drip system. I cover the top  with hurricane panels. One minute timer is used to cycle on at different times of the day, I didn't close these bags on top area this time. Cucumbers are in perlite plastic 5 gallon bags  I close the  the side holes with duck tape.
I will eventually stop this procedure and use Dutch buckets in future or use my Homer Buckets.

                             I Cover the extra holes on tops of tanks with lids rock to hold them down.
                             One timer for fan to cool.
                             These are all my lovely lady plants no bees needed.
                                         I added  a electric fence to keep squirrels  off the feeder.
                                         Birds are safe but the squirrels think its a joke.
                                         They still love the shock I told them look out next time you will get burned.
                                         I will add another ground wire to increase the shock they think its funny!
                                         If that doesn't work I will buy a larger stronger unit.

                                       This butterfly came into the house attached to my shirt.
                                       She hopped right on my finger I noticed her life was coming to and end.
                                       Her wings were deforming. It was like she was saying thanks for all the
                                       wonderful host plants my wife and I planted this year.
                                         We had a lot of Butterfly's today it is well worth the time to help them.
                                         We spray none of our plants or yard with pesticides.

                                   Memorial day watermellon was hummy the 4th we will enjoy one more.
                                   This was our first watermellon next year I will grow more.

                          The Rocky Raccoon ate this tomato on us. Last night he ate part of a hot pepper.
                           Soon he will get an electric fence as well. The rabbits don't touch the garden.
                           They just eat on the ground with the birds and wait for animal cracker cookies.