Re-splashed Aquaponic news from World of Water site:


News on Aquaponic + Hydroponic research unit.

News on Aquaponic + Hydroponic research unit.

The seeds are in (Vegetables all!)
Some shoots have sprouted (The Peas)
We’ve set up a control experiment using soil in pots – well it’s our own 3 year old compost.
Our French engineer student, Nicolas, is still struggling with constructing a Bell Siphon despite watching countless YouTube vids on subject (mind blowing and numbing stuff)
Our two Spanish/Catalan agricultural engineer students Mercé and Joan, are filtering compost tea solutions today (smelly job).
Water leaks from pipes a bit but that’s only to be expected when recycling old fittings.
General water conditions are low due to low rainfall.
Everyone well spirited, well fed and sleeping soundly.
Designing an aquaponic touring exhibition (above pic.) so we can take a demo. unit to shows.
Half painted the aquaponic exhibition bod at the field centre.
Tested pumps and found we need bigger ones. Have you got any you can donate?
Today – a day of cutting grass at the Field Centre and mending two gates, although, I think Nicolas is carving a robot (called ENSMM) into one of the pillars along the walk to the hydroponic unit whilst contemplating bell siphon design. (Update: He did. I wrote a poem to go with it)


Shopping for Laughing Blue Halloween Pumpkins Seeds


The fabled BLUE Pumpkin? Does it really exist? Have you ever seen a packet of BLUE Pumpkin seeds in a garden shop?

We think they really do exist.

Grown to smile, eerily, one Halloween night –

Now THAT would be a truly frightful sight.


So undercover of our new aquaponics unit, we will see
if we can find some seeds and throw some light on this fabled blue variety.

“There’s a blue strain of carrot – potato too,
for a totally ghoulish vegetable stew.
Chop them all up and put in a pot
then bring to the boil with some trouble and toil.

Close the mix tight in a hay box at dawn
till the taste of the darkness within, that’s unborn,
gets released to the night as you open the door –
and forget all your fears as you ask for some more.”

(We Write)
From “Poems to Cook by”