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Garden attempt #2 Spring 2010 #3: No Fish In Here!

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Blog entry by StarrsWife posted 01-21-2010 07:20 AM 1677 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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OK A progress update :)

I took my 20 gallon aquarium that I no longer use (since we now have 2 55 gallon ones for our fish) and it has a under gravel filter that I placed a couple strands of xmas lights underneath. I took a bunch of pepper seeds from last years plants and some tomato seeds from grocery store tomatos and put them on wet paper towels in a plastic cake dome from the bakery and placed this inside the aquarium. Hopefully those seeds will start, but I’m starting them early so that if they don’t I’ll have time to purchase more. My father had told me how to get the tomato seeds ready by allowing them to ferment first, and I have already done this… but with them being just plain old grocery store tomatos and not heirloom ones from a farmer’s market, we will see :)

I took a picture but have yet to figure out how to upload them to a blog, so I will post them soon :

-- Jessica~ Oklahoma zone 7 “A genius always presents himself as a fool” ~Anon.



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MsDebbieP

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posted 01-21-2010 07:37 AM

I love experiments!!! :)
for the blog pix .. the photos have to be on the internet somewhere else .. then just put the address of the photo into the blog and put an exclamation mark before and after the photo location address.
ex.

!http blah blah blah! (no spaces of course)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 01-21-2010 07:54 AM

Thank You much! I gigured it out pretty quickly as I have done this before just was hoping to be able to upload them directly, but it’s easy enough this way too ,I am curious though how to do the pics the way I have seen them in other blogs where there are several of them off to the side in the little box where the reader is able to click on them and enlarge just the one, Instead of posting many in one blog taking up lots of page space…..

-- Jessica~ Oklahoma zone 7 “A genius always presents himself as a fool” ~Anon.

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posted 01-21-2010 11:29 AM

I think that might be from the site where your photos are posted originally.
I’ll let someone else answer that question though

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Brad

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posted 01-21-2010 01:57 PM

That’s the coolest looking thing Ive seen in awhile!!

You go!!

-- Brad, http://www.container-gardening-for-you.com

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StarrsWife

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posted 01-21-2010 02:17 PM

Why thank you Brad, I actually thought it looked a little funny compared to some of the awesome things I’ve seen so far on this site, he he he however it is kinda pretty if you squint your eyes and blur out the ugly cake dish and nightstand lol!

-- Jessica~ Oklahoma zone 7 “A genius always presents himself as a fool” ~Anon.

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posted 01-21-2010 04:54 PM

xmas lights.. who would have thought! oh—StarrsWife—that’s who!

I squinted: it’s kinda pretty :D

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 01-21-2010 05:04 PM

Interesting. Sooooo …. with the Xmas lights, I assume that you want the seeds to germinate. They will grow towards the light which is beneath them. Hmmm I wonder if they will think they have been moved to Australia? LOL

Prithee, keep us informed about your progress.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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posted 01-21-2010 05:13 PM

Jroot makes a good point. At first the seeds will germinate upwards (against gravity) but if you let the lights stay under the plants after they emerge from the soil you will have a challenge keeping them upright! If you cover the lights with something opaque, (perhaps aluminum foil?) it might still let the heat through and block the light. How are you making sure the lights don’t get wet? We don’t want you to get any nasty electric shocks….

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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posted 01-21-2010 05:29 PM

I am just starting the seeds this way, the idea is the bottom heat. The water is contained in the plastic cake plate that has a lid…the lights are underneath a tray…. it is the under-gravel filter that is used with a fish tank. As soon as the water leaves show, I will move them out of this and under lights, so that they may grow in the right direction…. :) I also have a couple of old shower doors that I salvaged from big junk day: they are clear and although I do not have the materials or money to purchase them, I am going to lean them against my house as a makeshift cold frame, so once the plants have gotten several sets of leaves (around 3?) I will move them there to “harden off” i think is the term. I am in zone 7 so by that time it will be late feb and hopefully warm enough mostly, although I will have to bring them in on occasion since our last freeze isn’t until Apr. 15…..

And oh MsDebbiP :D I was squinting at the real thing, lol, the sparkly lights shining through the aquarium when the lights are out is kinda pretty, but I’ll squint at the pic and check it out, too, lol :D

-- Jessica~ Oklahoma zone 7 “A genius always presents himself as a fool” ~Anon.

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StarrsWife

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posted 01-21-2010 05:33 PM

Ok no need to pull my leg roflol I just squinted at that horrible pic and there is NOTHING pretty about it, he he he

-- Jessica~ Oklahoma zone 7 “A genius always presents himself as a fool” ~Anon.

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posted 01-21-2010 06:22 PM

Sorry, Jessica, I just reread your explanation and now I realize you aren’t using soil. The cake box is really your container for the seeds, not the entire aquarium. Good luck and let me know how they turn out!

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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