Category: General

Seed Order and Equipment

Seed Order and Equipment The past few weeks have been hectic with the move to the farm and just getting ourselves settled.  There are so many new projects and infrastructure improvements needed.  Below are some of the new infrastructure improvements which are needed on the farm. New hoop greenhouse The hoop greenhouse will be the [Continue]

Our Homestead, Farm, and Market Garden

C&L Farms Blueberry Bush - homestead, farm, market garden

Our Homestead, Farm, and Market Garden It has been a long time since we last posted about our homestead, farm, and market garden.  I apologize for being absent for so long.  We have been in limbo for the last year while we worked on making improvements to our current home in preparation for its sale. [Continue]

Aquaponics System Updates

Finally finished installing the greenhouse plastic and it looks great! Need to tighten up a couple spots but overall we are satisfied. The wiggle wire made the entire process so much easier too. We also got started on the DWC’s. We will be finishing up the DWC’s over the next week and then on to [Continue]

Changing times

This blog has not been updated lately and I apologize to my readers for that.  Most of my posts are quick hits on Facebook because I just don’t have a lot of time to write longer articles at this time.  I enjoy seeing new people following this blog every week but I feel bad that [Continue]

Aquaponics system update

We have made some progress with the aquaponics test system. We have cycled the system using goldfish and the growbeds are planted with some tomatoes, basil, thyme, and some hot peppers.

Aquaponics @ C&L Farms – Update 2

Hello Everyone!  Here’s a quick post on the Aquaponics system progress. We spent a couple hours digging the sump tank in the greenhouse.  This is backbreaking work but we wanted to have the sump tank below grade to utilize as much of the greenhouse space as we can.  The liner will be ordered soon as [Continue]

Aquaponics @ C & L Farms

Hello Readers! This is the first post in a new series called “Aquaponics @ C & L Farms”.  Over the next few months, we will be blogging our trials and tribulations on our first Aquaponics system.  Please keep in mind that this is not a commercial Aquaponics system by any stretch.  This is simply a [Continue]

Introduction to Aquaponics!

Aquaponics? I have been reading about Aquaponics for a little over 2 years now and I am almost ready to get started.  Below is an excerpt from the Backyard Aquaponics website. “Aquaponics is essentially the combination of Aquaculture and Hydroponics. Both aquaculture and hydroponics have some down sides, hydroponics requires expensive nutrients to feed the plants, [Continue]

Garden Blog status….finally

I’m sorry to all of my readers for being MIA the last month or so.  I have been busy with my wife’s new business venture, Twisty Stitches – Arts & Crafts with a Twisty Stitch!, and have totally neglected my own blog. Don’t worry though, I have not forgotten to plant my garden or spend [Continue]

Squash, Winter Festival

I finally had time to plant my squash and Zucchini seedlings in the garden and they are not doing that great. I believe they have sun scald or something like it because the leaves have turning yellow and shriveling up. I’m not sure what I did wrong with them but I hope they can bounce back soon [Continue]