The aquaponics system is absolutely flourishing. Mostly. We have a couple little sprouts that are hard to photograph that we think might be brussels sprouts, but I'm not convinced those are/will do well in the rock bed. We'll see. Worst case, they'll go outside in the backyard veggie garden (which will be well-fenced this year so we don't give the bunnies a brussels sprout buffet, sorry, bunnies).
The beans, though. The green beans are happy. Ecstatic, even. Check this out.
See all those extra leaves and tendrils starting? Happy, I tell you. Meanwhile, in the foreground, those are some of the leafy greens. Spinach & mesclun, I believe. Look how tall they're getting! And leafy! In fact, in some spots they're starting to get the actual lettuce-type leaves, the serrated ones.
The cukes are doing well too. Not as huge as the beans, but starting to get the secondary leaves.
They're budding there in the middle of the initial leaves. These are pickling cukes, so it'll be fun once Eric takes up making pickles. Once we have actual cucumbers, that is.
And just a quick overhead view of all the leafy greens and tomatoes, just to show how they've proliferated.
Salad in a bed of rocks! Oh, and in case you're wondering about the fish, they're still doing well. Holding at 4 fish, which are eating well and getting bigger by the day. I wouldn't expect goldfish to get that big, but they're definitely bigger than when we got them.