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Our first new project for 2007 is an A-frame set up for growing strawberries.
Using wood that was doing nothing and with 4" drain pipes and smaller plumbing pipes - we got constructing! The small white plastic inserts are 6"long pieces of waste pipe,used to support the strawberry plants when they are first introduced into the system.
The frame is 25` long and the upper tier is 6` high - this will take 160 plants.
Getting set up Small tube feeding nutrient into grow pipes
Feed to gulleys. Returning water cascading into reservoir
March 19th 2007
Gale force winds and freezing weather - but strawberries are coming along well.
Three weeks later - April 7th 2007
Strawberry flowers are left to *set* now
April 20th 2007
plants growing stongly
Young strawberries now forming
26th April 2007 - First strawberry just ripening!
28th April 2007
Keep watching this space for more news and pictures to see how we progress!