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Father's Day Red Cabbage meal

Now that the red cabbage had been harvested needed to something with it.  What better than to make a dish for Father’s Day.  It was good and with all the red cabbage I had,  it last for quite sometime.  The leftovers went to the worms and Black Soldier Fly.

Here is the recipe we used if you are interested:

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1/2 c. mayonnaise
1/4 c. plain yogurt
1 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. white vinegar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. celery seeds
1 tsp. Dijon-style mustard
Dash of white pepper
1 sm. head red cabbage, finely shredded
2 med.-sized tart green apples, cored, thinly sliced
1/3 c. finely chopped parsley
Lettuce or romaine leaves

Smoothly mix mayonnaise, yogurt, sugar, vinegar, salt, celery seeds, mustard and pepper. Lightly mix cabbage, apples, and parsley in a large bowl. Fold in dressing until well combined. Chill 1 hour or longer to blend flavors. Serve in a bowl lined with lettuce or romaine leaves. 4 servings.For 2 servings, half of the ingredients. For 8 servings, double the ingredients, but use 1 large head of red cabbage.TIPS: For best flavor, prepare this salad at least 1 hour before you plan to serve it, then chill to blend flavors. If you wish, the salad can be made the night before serving.

Harvest Day — red cabbage aquaponics August 18, 2011

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Harvest Day was June 21st for the red cabbage.  All three heads weighed over 2 pounds.

Harvested cabbage heads

It is easy to understand why the cabbage did so well when I got a look at the roots system that developed in the gravel.

massive root system of the red cabbage

Red Cabbage — aquaponics May 28, 2011

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I have been making a lot of progress on my quest to master understanding the DS18B20 temperature probes for use in my aquaponic units that I build.   But I need to keep in mind where all this is leading.  So here are some pictures of

5 weeks of growth

my first attempt at growing red cabbage in my current working unit.  I only have one tube functional at the this time, as I am working on a redesign of my upper tube to incorporate my work on the temp probes and media probes for the next step in my Smart Tube automation.

Close up of one plant at 5 weeks

The leaves on my plants are huge!!

White square is 1" X 1"

Here is my growth at 9 week mark heads are starting to form.  I am weeks away from “RED CABBAGE” coleslaw.

9 weeks of growth

To give some idea of how big these things are, the back tube is 15″ in diameter and tube growing the cabbage is 12″ PVC pipe.

Heads starting to take shape