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Kirsten Udd
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  • Kaneohe, HI
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Kirsten Udd's Discussions

Plants communicate and respond to sounds...

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Hart Jun 25, 2012. 8 Replies

How's this for amazing!!!!!…Continue

Tags: water, sound, roots, chemicals, plants

 

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Kirsten Udd commented on Alli K.'s photo
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"Love it! We are just coming out of winter here in Hawai`i and my tomatoes are starting to take off. I have the pears that look like snowmen!"
Feb 16, 2013
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"Yah, they are lekker fish food! What system do you use to harvest?"
Feb 14, 2013
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"Lovely! Yum!"
Feb 13, 2013
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2/1 Broccoli

"Great tags! Good idea!"
Feb 13, 2013
Kirsten Udd commented on Francois Lemmer's photo
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"Can you add a description?"
Feb 13, 2013
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"Yeah, tomato roots are a beast if you don't keep after them!"
Feb 13, 2013
David Schwinghamer left a comment for Kirsten Udd
"I am open for a visit anytime, let me know."
Nov 4, 2012
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The system

"Hi Philip, I've moved it now and I'm getting ready to expand. How's your system? If you're interested, we could exchange visits?"
Oct 22, 2012
Kirsten Udd replied to Sylvia Bernstein's discussion The Bug Battle
"Thanks, Aaron, would be interested in hearing how things are going in a week/month also!"
Oct 22, 2012
Kirsten Udd commented on Terry Clark's group OFF GRID
"George, sorry I didn't see this sooner. Hopefully it can help someone else if you've already purchased. The pump I use is 230V 50HZ .02A = 4.6W (according to this…"
Oct 22, 2012
Kirsten Udd replied to Sylvia Bernstein's discussion The Bug Battle
"Haha, yeah, good justification. Do you already use botanigard? I just found 1qt on Pestrong (went through Amazon search) for $74.95 and free shipping."
Oct 3, 2012
Kirsten Udd replied to Sylvia Bernstein's discussion The Bug Battle
"John, page 1 of this discussion thread has a LOT of good advice. Check out Chris Smith's recommendations."
Oct 3, 2012
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"A customer flipping through Sylvia's book :)"
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Profile Information

How did you find us?
a friend
If you found us through a referral or a newsletter, which was it?
Raychel Watkins
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
Yes
How old is your system?
Less than 6 months
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Tilapia, Other
How big is your fish tank?
2 55-gal barrels
Please tell us something else about yourself.
My system is up and running :D

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Progress!

Posted on May 9, 2012 at 2:41am 0 Comments

Well, it's been two months between blog posts, but I hope to increase the frequency to monthly and then gradually to weekly.

I bought a house and moved in February, then about a week after we moved, an hailstorm did a lot of damage to the plants in the system.  I'd been holding off on a lot of planting in anticipation of the move, but the ones that survived are doing fine.

Last week I added a third barrel to the fish system.  I still have the same 4 grow beds.…

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System surprises

Posted on February 3, 2012 at 8:09pm 8 Comments

Today I decided to clean my pump.  It's been in the water 3 months (5 Nov) and I'd noticed the water pressure slowing down.  I found a great cage for my pump at the thrift store, inserted the pump, wrapped that in old screen from a screen door, and then tied it all up with salvaged fishing net. The surprise came when I started unwrapping the screen and net.  I started noticing movement when I put the pump on the ground.  Upon closer examination, I discovered baby…

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Lanai Aquaponics

Posted on November 23, 2011 at 4:30am 2 Comments

OK, we've been up and running for two weeks now, bated breath, but starting to let it out, everything seems balanced in the system.

 

If you'd like to see one extremely conservative way to save space, search facebook (FB in future posts) for Lanai Aquaponics.

 

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At 6:39pm on November 4, 2012, David Schwinghamer said…

I am open for a visit anytime, let me know.

At 11:30pm on June 4, 2012, Dana R Ritschel said…
Hi Kirsten. Im following plans i bought from friendly aquaponics and they are located over by you, not sure which island off the top of my head.
At 11:33pm on August 6, 2011, Carey Ma said…

Thanks for the thumbs up. Please feel free to ask any questions.

 

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At 9:30pm on July 16, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Kirsten,

Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community!  I hope you find it a fun place to explore aquaponics.  There is a real blend of experienced and new aquapons in this community, so please don’t hesitate to get in there and start asking questions.  Everyone is quite happy to help out new members – no question is too basic.  


A great place to start is to read the “How to Use This Site” link on the upper right corner, “Start Here” section of the Home page.  You might also find the “Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb” guidelines helpful.


Please participate and check in with us every day!  We are constantly posting news about aquaponics and the good food movement.


Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you.


Sylvia

 
 
 

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