Saturday, March 17, 2012
Watercress and Waterworks
This rapid advancement into the season is creating a bit of a problem in pond world. The weather is dirty from the winter. This isn't a problem with cold water, it will not smell. I was hoping to have a long enough period of chill this spring that I could get the filtration up and running before the heat came. I made a bit of progress towards that goal today. The first of two runs to the filtration areas is completely connected now. I'm hoping that tomorrow I can finish the drain to the high falls and then I can start playing with building the waterfall itself.
That's after I finish the the overflow....and the shape of the veggie pond filter...and the bottom drain of the veggie pond filter. Gah, still lots to do but at least the weather is giving me the chance to do it.
In addition to the food value watercress can help the pond by eating up the nutrients in it. The more nutrients you have the more algae you have, so the sooner I can get stuff growing the better.