According to the Farmers Almanac, there are a few different vegetables that you can plant in Central Texas in September. That means that if you get something in the ground now, it might be ready for a Fall or Spring harvest depending upon what you are planting. Here in zone 8b and 9b we really
For the past couple of years I was so busy with a project that I didn’t have the time to grow our own food. It was something that I really missed and even felt guilty about, but with my hectic schedule it wasn’t really possible. I did have time to produce our own soil, and
I recently finished installing an aquaponics system at a friends rest/hotel in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. In the next couple of weeks we will get the fish and the vegetables going. I made a little trial run video of the system to help explain to others how it works. The system uses water pressure with
Eli started school down the street at Little Feet Non Profit and has really been enjoying it. The school is an old house with two classes. Eli is in the younger class with around 15 kids who range between the age of 3 and 4 years old.
I have been spending more time at the Hacienda Okhra Project trying to get ready for the busy season. We are estimating a production of over 700 heads of lettuce plus another 15 kilos of other veggies i.e., tomatoes, peppers, basil, pickles etc. per week. We hope to increase production and add in an aquaponics
It is pretty cool how things are working out. I was introduced to a guy down here that started his own commercial vegetable production. He is only a couple of seasons into it but already he has an established clientele and operation. Currently he has two green houses and a couple of outdoor shade gardens.
We have been very blessed with our aquaponics system and the continued growth of the fish and the vegetables even through this cooler fall season. One of the first reasons that we set up an aquaponics garden was to help off-set our food costs and to have something edible just in-case we needed it for
It is funny watching the little chicks grow into hens. The two Cochin that we picked up are especially interesting/cute because of their feathery feet. The other Hens, lets call them the original cast members, Rose and Blanch are not to fond of watching the little chicks walking around the set. Rose, more so than
Do you know what GMO stands for? If you do not you are like most American’s that have no idea what it stands for either. Neither did the documentary film maker of the GMO Project until his discovery of GMOs through the symbolic act of poor Haitian farmers burning seeds in defiance of Monsanto’s gift