The water is in GH2 and running full circle from the fish tank through all three beds. The rain we had last weekend allowed us to fill the 250 gal fish tank, the three 75 gal beds and the two 250 gal reserve tanks under the deck. What a blessing to have more than you need right from the start.
Each of the three beds has been fitted with foam and pots for the plants, along with 1/2 inch PVC pipe overhead for growing upwards.
I took a water reading to find we are ready to add plants and wait for the system to cycle out. This means to form the proper bacteria that will break down the ammonia to nitrite to nitrate in order to feed the plants once the fish are added.
I added the lettuce sprouts from GH1 to these beds to help things along. the pot on the right has cherry tomato plants. It is more important that this GH2 cycle out first so we can add fish.
The goldfish from last year are in an established system indoors. GH1 also has water cycling but until it is ready, the goldfish will wait until a little later.
With a brisk east wind and sunshine, the temperature in the green house reached 90F today; outside temp was 52F.