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PostPosted: Dec 1st, '19, 08:56 
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That’s coming on real good.

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Thanks Capncoke and gnoib.

With the hot weather definitely upon us, I decided to add more Cumbungii plants in each of the water troughs. I cut holes in some disused pots, then added rocket pots to create a void in the pot so water can freely pass through. Then planted the Cumbungii in rock.

These plants are very fast growing and recognized for there ability to remove toxins from water bodies. I think they would make a great plant to add to a traditional aquaponic system to improve water quality when all growbeds are full and nitrates still high, such as toward the end of raising trout annually. They could then be removed and kept in a bucket of water when not needed as they are really quite hardy.

Where I live this native species is regularly sprayed with poison in irrigation channels in an attempt to stop them spreading and restricting water flow, so I rescued these ones before hand, when I heard that they were about to proceed with spraying.

On another note, I noticed today that one of the the water ribbons is in flower. They produce eatable tubers once cooked and were a staple for many aboroginal tribes. I have yet to try them, and will wait until they are established to do so.


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