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    ID this plant

    bingo! or wapato http://www.eattheweeds.com/wapato-all-its-quacked-up-to-be/
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    ID this plant

    Lol, don't remember taking these from a different angle
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    ID this plant

    Found a pic from earlier in the year
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    ID this plant

    It's a seasonal vegetable we get at the Asian supermarkets. The cooked consistency is similar to a potatoes but looks like a lily bulb. I started it inside in late January and put it in the big when I started it in April.
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    Cannas in bogs

    anyone with an Asian food supermarket nearby can look for the small taro roots in the fresh vegetables section. Often they are starting to grow and makes cheaper choices than a garden shop for elephant ears.
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    fish compatibility with GF

    About 2000 gallons
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    fish compatibility with GF

    I do have good algae on the bottom. Seems like the only plants growing well this year
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    fish compatibility with GF

    Hmm, I've been avoiding koi as I've been informed here that they need to be fed regularly as opposed to GF which don't need much feeding at all. We are sometimes gone for 4-6 weeks at a time and when I started my pond, feeding was my primary concern. My in-laws check on the pond while we're...
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    fish compatibility with GF

    I'd like to introduce other types of fish to my pond. I travel frequently and so have avoided Koi so far due to the regular feedings needed. I'm in North NJ in a 6a climate. I seen some people add trout and minnows, or should I just stick with different varieties of GF. I bought a few small...
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    Where to get plants for cheapskates?

    My new covid hobby has been raising chickens this spring for eggs. So the budget has shifted over to my little hens. I went to look at plants online and OMG they are expensive. I'm accustomed to getting them locally from other ponders, usually through CL. But with social distancing I'm...
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    how to get your fish to date and mate

    Spawning mops, going to look around for one, do they need to be cotton or is something synthetic okay?
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    how to get your fish to date and mate

    My older GF are starting to die off this year, having reached a ripe age of about 10 years. In the previous years, I've been getting fries every spring, but this year none. I know a bunch gets eaten, is is there a way to encourage fish reproduction? I didn't have much plants in the pond last...
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    no green thumb in the pond

    I'll try to see what's still alive and get them raised up with blocks this weekend. The pond gets about 6 hrs of strong direct sunlight and another 2-3 hrs of filtered light in the summer. I'll try to move the live pots to a sunnier section and put in some Jobe spikes.
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    no green thumb in the pond

    I do, I raise GF and the occasional frogs which as finds its way in as well. I have about 30 fish in a 2000 gallon pond
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    Cannas in bogs

    are all your bog waterlevels just below the gravel? Mine has settled in the past few years so now the water level is about 2-3 inches above. Guess I'll add some gravel and pull up the plants a tad especially the cannas. The irises aren't going to budge without a good fight this fall...
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