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Do You Know What This Is?

Do you know what this is?

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This is my first harvest of lettuce from my Aquaponics Garden! It tasted *Divine*.  I ate it as a chicken salad with croutons to boot.

By the time I was done, I was longing for the rest of the bag of lettuce but decided I really want to save it for a second salad!

We planted this Lettuce in the middle of March, exactly 4 weeks ago.  This was the lettuce bed yesterday morning, showing an incredible growth rate:

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At this point we have two squash plants that have female buds on them.  We are watching daily for their flowers to open to make sure they get pollinated.  We also have one bell pepper that is growing really well and almost a dozen buds in the process of opening!  Our Edamame and Beans are getting really tall and I can’t wait to see them start flowering, although I suspect we still have a few weeks for that to happen.

We have 5 tomatoes but they aren’t growing all that fast.  I’m not exactly sure what they need…I’m suspecting that our system is not mature enough to really help the tomatoes with all the nutrients they need.  But last year our tomatoes did this same thing and it took through the summer for them to start producing. So I’m being patient and waiting to salivate over those tomatoes!

It is really peaceful to sit in our garden and just feel it.  Have you ever done that? Just sit in a garden and feel it? Its almost as if I can detect their growth and feel the vibes they put out- peaceful vibes.  My husband and I frequently go out to the garden to just look at the plants and listen to the water. It helps fortify us for the rest of the day.

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