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Zone 8 Aquaponics

Location: Alabama
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Latest Activity: Aug 14, 2017

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Started by Tray Rasco. Last reply by Harley Mayer Jr Jan 1, 2016. 3 Replies

Because we are all in zone 8 odds are some of use are located within a "short" drive. That said I am new to Aquaponics and trying to cram as much knowledge and advice in before I start my system as I…Continue

Advantages and Disadvantages of Zone 8

Started by Tray Rasco. Last reply by Paul Smith Nov 9, 2014. 2 Replies

This is designed for the discussion of general challenges or advantages of aquaponics in Zone 8. I my self have though I can have a garden out side like most people do is aquaponics really necessary…Continue

Greenhouse

Started by Tray Rasco. Last reply by James Stratton Jul 23, 2014. 1 Reply

This discussion is specifically designed for information related to Greenhouse design for those of us in zone 8. What coverings will work best based on our temperature price and expected length of…Continue

Best fish Strains

Started by Tray Rasco Jul 28, 2013. 0 Replies

This group is specifically designed for information, experience and knowledge of what will work best for those of us located in zone 8. Please add any comment you might have on the current topic of…Continue

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Comment by James Stratton on October 14, 2013 at 10:34am

Just planted for the cool season. I've put in broccoli, collards, and Brussels Sprouts. I've got lettuce growing from seed so I can squeeze it in between the other plants as they grow out. Difficult time of year hear in Southeast Alabama. Cool nights but day temperatures still climbing to the mid to upper eighties. I hope all my latest crops don't bolt on me.

What about the rest of you in zone 8? Are you putting in winter crops yet?

Comment by James Stratton on September 15, 2013 at 12:37pm

Alabama heat can be oppressive in the summer. Although I've found no way to combat heat and grow cross-seasonal veggies in the hellish days of summer, I have found something that, at least, helps save plants from the scorching midday sun. This does require the investment of shade cloth or that shade material from Lowe's (expensive). I simply made a shade using PVC piping (1/2 inch) and placed it over my tender plants. So far it is helping them survive as I prepare for transition to somewhat cooler temps for the fall. The yellowing on my basil comes from recent rains that left my poor system with little minerals for plant growth. They are making a quick recovery by using my fish-friendly mineral dust.

 

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