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Spent the weekend removing the falls, and installing a bog in it's place. Got everything installed, plumbed, and leak checked.
Just have to install a few more stones, and put the plants in. IMG_20190324_181728014 (Copy).jpgIMG_20190324_181745362 (Copy).jpg
 
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One more thing: How to wash the sediment from 2000 pounds of pea gravel before putting it in the bog.
Pile it up, hose it off, and hope for the best. ;)

As you can see in the pics above, you can't get it all. But mabe it will settle out one day. I just hope the fish aren't damaged by breathing all that dust.
 

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Pile it up, hose it off, and hope for the best.
Lol unless you wash and wash there will be dirt on the gravel. I just dumped mine in the bog filled it up let it circulate and the dust dirt settled got removed by the filtering of the bog.
 
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Update: Bog is doing it's job. Water is clear, some plants are in, and tomatoes seem to like the bog environment. I had a severe leak last week. Was my fault, for not sealing around the plumbing properly. Got it taken care of, and all seems to be well for now.
 
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How to tomatoes do in a bog? Was thinking about trying them since they grow intrusively in the sewage treatment plant settling ponds...hahaha
 
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How to tomatoes do in a bog?
I stuck some tomato cuttings in my bog one year on a lark - I had just finished pruning some of my plants and thought "what the heck". Everyone told me it would never work - "too much water, they'll drown" they said. Well, not only did they not drown, they FLOURISHED. They grew huge and vine-y and produced so many delicious tomatoes! It was a successful experiment!
 
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One more thing: How to wash the sediment from 2000 pounds of pea gravel before putting it in the bog.
Pile it up, hose it off, and hope for the best. ;)

As you can see in the pics above, you can't get it all. But mabe it will settle out one day. I just hope the fish aren't damaged by breathing all that dust.
i seen a guy on youyube just put a waterhose (washing them)in the bags of peebles before using them
 

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Your inspiring me to try tomatoes in my bog. I have volunteer cherry ones that grow up from under our deck stairs.
 
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Sticke 'em in there. Mine are starting to bloom. :D
 
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Plants are so funny and surprising. I just took some fruit trimmings out to the compost pile and discovered a potato vine!
 
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Taters will grow if there's an eye in the peeling that you tossed in the compost heap.
 
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The fun part about tomatoes in the bog is that they attracted lots of hummingbird moths. And the hummingbird moths attracted frogs. We enjoyed watching the frogs hunt the moths. Like The Wild Kingdom right in the backyard! (Sorry - they are grown up tomato hornworms. I enjoyed seeing them get eaten! haha!!
 
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The fun part about tomatoes in the bog is that they attracted lots of hummingbird moths. And the hummingbird moths attracted frogs. We enjoyed watching the frogs hunt the moths. Like The Wild Kingdom right in the backyard! (Sorry - they are grown up tomato hornworms. I enjoyed seeing them get eaten! haha!!
Oooo! I didn't know hummingbird moths began as hornworms. Hornworms are a gorgeous color, but other than that -- Ewwwwww! So giant and gross.
 

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But they are neat moths! I see them everywhere in our yard.
 
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They really are! I had an elderly neighbor who was convinced she had a whole flock of baby hummingbirds in her yard. I started to enlighten her and then saw how enchanted she was at the idea of baby hummingbirds, so I just shut my mouth!
 
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They really are! I had an elderly neighbor who was convinced she had a whole flock of baby hummingbirds in her yard. I started to enlighten her and then saw how enchanted she was at the idea of baby hummingbirds, so I just shut my mouth!
That's adorable! My mother in law was convinced she had been visited by a dead relative in the form of a hummingbird after dark. It kept bumping into the window as it was flitting around her window box full of flowers. I didn't burst her bubble either!
 

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