Message from Zennex17 in Cascade Front #homesteading-general


2017-09-21 01:28:23 UTC  

And a small aquarium with some goldfish or koi

2017-09-21 01:28:58 UTC  

is there any vegetables that would grow well in places like indiana?

2017-09-21 01:29:00 UTC  

How would you suggest making the gravel pit? Like what sort of frame?

2017-09-21 01:29:08 UTC  

I've got carpet so it can't be on the floor

2017-09-21 01:29:25 UTC  

Just a small Tupperware container will work fine

2017-09-21 01:29:42 UTC  

You'll want some sitting water just below the level of the gravel

2017-09-21 01:30:23 UTC  

Would dirt/soil work as well, as opposed to the fish tank?

2017-09-21 01:30:33 UTC  

It's called aquaponics farming

2017-09-21 01:30:49 UTC  

It would. The appeal of the fish tank is that its cleaner for inside

2017-09-21 01:31:03 UTC  

But a little box with soil would work fine too

2017-09-21 01:31:30 UTC  

Alright! Tomorrow I'll go the store and look around a bit and see what I can find. I'll keep you all updated

2017-09-21 01:31:43 UTC  

One problem with the soil however- you have to make sure it stays fertile

2017-09-21 01:32:04 UTC  

How would you test for that?

2017-09-21 01:32:21 UTC  

That part I'm not sure about

2017-09-21 01:32:42 UTC  

Well, what makes soul fertile?

2017-09-21 01:32:50 UTC  

nutrients in the soil

2017-09-21 01:32:52 UTC  

nitrates

2017-09-21 01:32:54 UTC  

all kinds of stuff

2017-09-21 01:32:55 UTC  

I just have a few worms and food waste

2017-09-21 01:33:06 UTC  

It goes a long way for keeping it fertile

2017-09-21 01:33:42 UTC  

Hrmm, rotting food and worms inside an apartment don't sound like the smartest idea...

2017-09-21 01:33:54 UTC  

At least if I don't want to have to keep my window open 24/7

2017-09-21 01:34:46 UTC  

If you keep the food buried, the smell isn't very noticeable. But I might just not notice it anymore

2017-09-21 01:35:17 UTC  

You can just buy fertilizer for this sort of thing at Lowes

2017-09-21 01:36:02 UTC  

True. Would Home Depot or Lowes be a good place to start looking for this kind of stuff?

2017-09-21 01:36:13 UTC  

i'm gonna see if i can try and build a shed or something as a summer project

2017-09-21 01:36:17 UTC  

Yeah

2017-09-21 01:36:18 UTC  

to store fertilizer in

2017-09-21 01:36:23 UTC  

and general

2017-09-21 01:36:25 UTC  

farming supplies

2017-09-21 01:37:16 UTC  

I usually get stuff for my diy projects from Home Depot and Lowes. Anything they don't have I just go to amazon for

2017-09-21 01:37:59 UTC  

Where would you suggest looking for Herbs to grow?

2017-09-21 01:38:16 UTC  

Home Depot sells little bags with seeds in them

2017-09-21 01:38:45 UTC  

Lowes probably does too

2017-09-21 01:39:42 UTC  

Alright, I'll go looking tomorrow. Thanks Bradley!

2017-09-21 01:41:14 UTC  

I'm thinking about doing more peas, but a lot of potatoes next year 😄

2017-09-21 01:41:21 UTC  

Maybe sweet potatoes 🤔

2017-09-21 01:42:14 UTC  

i fucking

2017-09-21 01:42:16 UTC  

love potatoes

2017-09-21 01:42:26 UTC  

Taters are neat 😄