Here is a little of what has been happening in our backyard garden in April. This weekend we finally got about 10mm of rain, which the garden has been waiting for and by the look of the weather forecast the days will begin to get cooler and we are on our way to winter.
As of this weekend, all of our winter crops are now sown and some of our seedlings have also been transplanted out. We have had a few issues with mice eating our pea seedlings and had to build a homemade mouse trap bucket. Our cream gold onions and swede seeds have not sprouted, so we will either buy more seed or now that it’s getting late in the season we may need to buy seedlings.
The aquaponics has had a major change and cleanout. We have now installed 21 dutch buckets onto the aquaponics and also changed the pipework around the pump which gave us an increased flow rate. This created a large issue that the single solids filter couldn’t handle the flow rate, so we had to build a second solid filter and split the flow between them. The trout have not still arrived due to the hot spell we had on the Easter long weekend. We are hoping to get the trout in early May.
Here are some picture of my backyard garden. I hope you enjoy.