fredag 4 februari 2011

The mini apartment garden + new friends

It is definitely time for some pictures. I have to enjoy whatever that is left of my little apartment garden and also occupy my mind with something else then Aphids. This how my window seat looks like at the moment.



This year I bought a glass bowl. Now, it does not only contain water. Let us have a peek inside to see what kind of animals that might be dwelling this little bowl.


Meet the shrimps. My fertilising supply problems are over. Well, I have never considered myself having any problem on this side. Since one can always use a bit of your own diluted pee. But in this case the shrimp water does not smell.The shrimps "poo poo" and "pee pee" ( I am not sure if shrimps take a piss? Have to look it up some day) is hopefully a good fertliser for the chile peppar plants. I guess I will find out soon. Notice that in the glass bowl there are some marine plants. So they will take up some nutritients from the shrimps. As such I have a splendid theory. That I actually might be able to water the plants with the "shrimp water" continuously.

7 kommentarer:

Patrik sa...

Härligt Michael! Vad roligt med räkor. Var köper man sånt? Du får berätta mer om ditt expriment sen, kommer som vanligt följa din blogg. Har själv funderat på näring den senaste tiden. Svårt att hitta bra näring som också är ekologisk och luktfri.

Michael Salemsson sa...

There are zoo shops who actually sell them. But if you wait 3-4 weeks mine has probably sporned and you can have 4-5 individuals from me. They breed pretty well this cherry shrimp sort. You can feed the shrimps with a pea, a bit of dried up oak leaf ( for their shell), spinach etc. They convert it to normal detritus. The water will probably not contain much nitrogene. But there will some micronutritient in it. I am doing this more for the micronutritient supply. We will see what will happen. First watering was 2 days ago. Biggest issue with pepper plants will be the light. My light sucks so I think I wont notice much in form of growth of the plants since the light is my main inhibiting growth source.

soderlage sa...

Vilket bra tips. Jag har ju ett akvarium med fiskar och ett som väntar på att körsbärsräkor ska flytta in. Kanske ska ta en del av vattnet vid vattenbyte och ge till växterna. Ska bli intressant att se hur det fungerar för dig.

Steffi sa...

Thank you for the info. It sounds pretty user friendly. I guess I’ll pick one up for fun. thank u


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Are this plants are available in market. I want to purchase them for my little apartment, they will fit there
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beela jhones sa...

Dies ist ein sehr schönes blog. Ich werde auf jeden fall wieder besuchen.

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The property is good, but you don't tell about the exact price of this place.