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HannaLeigh Farm, Austin Aquaponics, Rob Nash, commercial aquaponics
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes Rob what was wrong with the orginal grow bed? Is this something you do on a regular basis??
Why move the kale?
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