Here are the circumstances…
My garden has been dead for over a month–killed in late September by a heavy freeze.
Since then, we’ve had at least three more hard freezes.
I stopped playing with the aquaponics grow beds in August. I had figured out the mistakes I made this year and I wasn’t willing to spend time fighting them.
I haven’t been by the aquaponics in the daylight much since then. It tends to be dark when I feed the fish.
This is what greeted me this weekend…
That’s a live tomato plant. In November. With a tomato on it. In a grow bed that hasn’t run since the end of August. It’s half uncovered from my investigation into the AP issues I had. This plant is completely exposed to the elements. It’s not in a shelter of any kind.
I’m sure you’re thinking that something must be keeping it warm. Look at the next pic.
That’s ice in the grow bed.
- No fresh nutrients for about a month and a half.
- Been through several freezes.
- Almost no roots and the plant is very exposed to elements.
Just imagine how well this system will work when I get the kinks out!