Aquaponics Systems in Hong Kong

It took me the whole of last week but I have finally built a prototype of aquaponics system on my balcony. I also spent about an hour and a half yesterday to shop for my fish. After walking around for more than an hour I've decided the best fish to add for my system is six six-month... Continue Reading →

Balcony Aquaponics

The system is assembled on the south-facing balcony. It has sun light for the whole day and being on a raised level it is the perfect location for my grow boxes. The contraption is actually a water circulating system for the grow box and the fish tank. Using a close loop ensures the water pressure is evenly... Continue Reading →

The Summer of Plenty

The warm weather is finally here to stay, perhaps a bit of understatement at that, and the temperature is well up there near the top of twenties Celsius. The entire garden is rejoicing with tremendous growth. In one week the grape-vine has grown 12 inches; the bitter gourd which had sprouted but with marginal growth... Continue Reading →

Sunshine, Oh So Brief!

I have not blogged for a couple of weeks, because, it was such horrible weather - rainy patches and cloudy sky for almost everyday - since my last post. Was it that the weather that made the plants so depressed or the people so unenergetic? Anyway, yesterday was full of sunshine and warmth, the whole day... Continue Reading →

This site was launched this morning, and I have been receiving some very good comments already. Thank you so much to all of you that have taken the time to comment to make my blog better. My growing have been going on for quite a while now and although my squash plants had never gotten any pollination... Continue Reading →

Launch of New Site

Today is the launch of this new site for the slow food and slow farming experience. I call this my "Really Slow Cottage" experience. In the recent issue of Sai Kung Magazine a reader was fretting that there isn't much written material available in Hong Kong for growing and gardening that takes into consideration of the... Continue Reading →

Frost Bite Basil Plant

The weather has finally let up today. In the last few days it had been raining, fog covered and with temperature in the mid-teen, which I hardly think was frosty conditions. I did not get out and check the seedlings for three days, particularly I was travelling to Macau for Thursday and Friday, and yesterday it was so... Continue Reading →

Cruelty to Caterpillars

This morning, when I was getting ready to go to Macau I went around my garden and say good-bye to the troops. Despite the humid weather and constant rain the green off springs of the butterflies were at work. "Were," is the correct word to use as when I have spotted them I had to do the right thing... Continue Reading →

Backyard Garden Against Nature

As I was writing about the weather in my last post, the extreme wet humidity in the last week, and then the wetness went away with humidity dropped to 70%, but temperature also dropped from 19C to 12C. What can I do? Nothing! One has to live with nature, that may be why our ancestors consult the Almanac... Continue Reading →

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