I woke up this morning to find that the cats had knocked half the lava rocks from the Red Romaine Lettuce Aquaponic cup into the fish tank... Including the seedlings. I managed to find and retrieve only one seedling (the largest) and have put it back in the cup under the light. I put a shelf panel over top in hopes it will prevent future feline raids.
I was met with further disappointment when I checked the Tiny Tim sprouts - both wilted. I added about eight Tiny Tim seeds directly into the Aquaponic cup and will see what happens. Maybe some will sprout and grow, maybe they won't. It's worth a shot.
The Alabama Red Okra seeds have gone bad. I'll have to start some over again.
I am trying some anise seeds on paper towels in a baggy. If they germinate, I'll be trying to start them indoors to lengthen the growing season. From what I understand, anise requires 120 frost-free days.
I'm working on a cool seed trade opportunity. I'm hoping to announce it tomorrow - so stay tuned!