I'm using a modified design of a proven system (The Friendly's, in Hawai'i), and I've mostly made it stronger, so I wasn't worried, until I posted over at BYAP. =)
As I'm not an engineer, I started to doubt my ideas, but someone explained how this works, and now I'm moving forward.
|Overview of the Friendly troughs|
|Friendly demo showing the liner and how strong it is.|
I've filled the first trough part way and started planting.
I've filled one of the 100 gallon stock tanks with washed gravel. I started to plumb from the fish tank to the gravel beds, but I haven't finished, and I didn't take pics.
I hope to finish up the plumbing on the growbeds and the first trough in the next few days, so I'll have a working system ready for fish soon. Then I'll plumb in the next troughs as I finish them.
Then, duplicate the system in greenhouse #2!
So far, I've planted:
- Caraflex cabbage
- Cucumbers, lemon
- cucumbers, Armenian
- Romaine (cos) lettuce
- many fancy non-cos lettuces
- vitamin greens
- Basil - Aroma 2, Sweet Dani, and Amethyst
- Savoy-leafed spinach
- spaghetti squash