There are many things Growokc has to offer when it comes to cooking, agriculture and horticulture. We use only sustainable methods and that means we always use to organic methods.
Lately we had 11 ducklings and we let them fertilize our pond so we can get ready for hydroponic growing this spring #hydroponics #hydroponic
Hydroponic growing is using fertilized water for the growing root medium instead of dirt. It's become very useful in urban farming #urbanfarming applications. You can easily growing indoors instead of having lots of land needed for dirt growing fruits, vegetables and growing herbs.
Growokc recently got a new #lgd puppy that will cooperate with our chickens here on the Growokc homestead. Selection the correct breed of dog is important because you don't want a dog that will prey on the chickens and other livestock and kill them. Although livestock guardian dogs may be a great pyrenees or anatolian, there are some other breeds that if raised correctly can protect what you hold valuable. Our chickens and the eggs they lay are what we protect. So we found a dog and are raising it in a way that kindness will be a part of its life. We often put the puppy in the chicken coop to get her to have a lifestyle around other farm animals.
Here are some new plants that are coming up in the Growokc greenhouse #greenhouse and are coming along quite well. They will be ready to go into the garden in our zone 7a growing date of April 15th. We use April 15 because we need to be sure there is no risk of frost taking away our hard work. These plants grew from seeds in the winter time. We used a special soil ix of 1/3 peat, 1/3 vermiculite and 1/3 compost. Make sure you don't water your seedlings #seedlings to much because the vermiculite will retain water and give out water when it is needed. If you water them too much you will begin growing mushrooms and there ARE NOT edible mushrooms they are poisonous and need to be discarded and thrown away soon. Don't wait because they can spread mushroom spores and it can affect your wonderful little seedlings.