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Comment by Mathew Slattery on June 26, 2013 at 1:07pm

I see why they call it dinosaur kale.

Comment by Bryan Acred on March 19, 2013 at 8:49am

Thanks Rob. Much appreciated. Yes, my system is going acidic so I am currently using lime to adjust it. I'll head to Collier and purchase the 1/2 inch river rock. 

Comment by Rob Nash on March 18, 2013 at 2:21pm

Bryan, i get all my stone from Collier materials in marble falls.

...but, all pea gravel/river rock is full of limestone.

Remember the mix.. 70% granite to 30% river rock... never "Pea gravel", its too small.

3/4" granite on the bottom 6" and 1/2" granite on the top... then mix the river rock into the top layer. 

Did your system "go acidic" yet? ...is the pH dropping bellow 6

I tell folks to go with all granite until the pH drops to 6, then add the river rock in.. be sure to mix it into the top 6" so it can make contact with the water.

Comment by Bryan Acred on March 15, 2013 at 12:32pm

Hey Rob, Where do you buy your pea gravel. I am thinking of doing that with my system. The stuff I have found is loaded with limestone....Any help would be appreciated.

Comment by Rob Nash on March 7, 2013 at 6:29am

we built the second greenhouse because we need more production to meet demand... i moved the kale because we are doing all basil in the old house and all kale and chard in the new one... but the main reason is the live gravel.. i wanted to kick start the new beds, so we added about 1/3 old gravel and all live water to the new beds.

...i do not clean the beds,... normally.

Comment by wes on March 6, 2013 at 8:32am

Yes Rob what was wrong with the orginal grow bed? Is this something you do on a regular basis??

 

Comment by George on March 5, 2013 at 6:32am

Why move the kale?

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