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ha Rob, love this photo and would love to know where you got the seeds. also what temp are they growing at as I am in the tropics and looking for plant I am able to grow here.
thanks Bob, this is a dinosaur kale from High Mowing Seeds in VT. . and yes, i always use gravel. people who know me, have heard me push granite and gravel as the preferred media... cost being the first factor, but then the idea of pH control came along, and at this point i wouldn't consider using anything else.
NOTE>>> do not use regular "pea-gravel"... its just too small. use 70% 3/4" granite gravel, to 30% 3/4" river rock.
this blend is then adjusted to work with your source water.. i.e. high ph tap water would use less river rock and more granite, as the top off water will raise the ph for you, as with an acidic water you would use more river rock.
..i havent adjusted my pH for 2 years.
Rob, great looking Kale, I mean REALLY great lookingm kale. What varity is it and is that gravel in your beds?
Kale is a great fall/winter aquaponics plant. I expect we will always grow it.
yea, thats back when i had too many plants and not enough market for the kale... now i have the opposite problem. i tell folks, thats what any kale plant could look like if you dint harvest off of it... i should post a picture of the plants i hit every week... thy look like 4 ft tall palm trees.
kale doesn't stand a chance of having that many leaves at our house. It gets cut every week, at least. That's a lot of food.
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