I know it doesn’t feel like it yet, but before you know it the air will cool and the time spent in the garden won’t be as exhausting as it has been over the last few months. The sun won’t be beating down on you with its full power and the smell of heated roof tops, and scorching pavements will be replaced with the aroma of dew on the grass and the freshly harvested fields nearby.
A few weeks ago, in preparation for the fall, we started planting out fall garden seeds and so far we have had great success. We planted our Cucumber seeds in mid August and as you can see for yourself, they are growing fast and already blooming. We should start seeing cucumbers hanging from the ceiling within the next couple of weeks.
We have also planted two different varieties of Kale, three varieties of Lettuce, along with Endive, Oregano, Parsley, Cilantro, Thyme, Turnip Greens, red Swiss Chard, and Three different varieties of Basil. We are adding a couple of tomato beds which will house Cherokee purple, Celebrity, Roma, and Extreme bush varieties.
You might think there are too many plants for the space we have in the greenhouse, but no worries, our Aquaponic gardens can handle much higher plant density than your average soil based garden.
Now, all we have to do is making sure the fish are fed twice a day, and after a couple weeks we can start harvesting our first batch of lettuce leaves and enjoy a fresh salad.
Good luck, and happy gardening.
Southern California Aquaponics