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For 2018 we have completely gutted our back yard last year except for a few plants. It is not as much of a garden anymore but I will add more trees and plants since it was rebuilt. I will update the info as the new trees and plants bloom.

Our chill hours were cut in half again this year do to a mild climate. This is the calculated chill hours from my weather station.

2014-2015 chill hours
Below 45 - 315
32-45 - 305

2013-2014 chill hours
Below 45 - 332
32-45 - 314

2012-2013 chill hours
Below 45 - 683
32-45 - 643


Hydroponics Build 2
Hydroponics Build 2
 I built a new Hydroponic system this year by what I have learned over time and to fix a few things with my old setup. This promises to be a much better setup.  It is a combo of a NFT anf floating raft system. So far it is much more promising.
I am no longer doing this but will leave the page up.
Hydroponics Build 1
Hydroponics Build 1
I am built a Hydroponic system to grow strawberries and some herbs using recirculating water with nutriants. This will have no soil and it will be above ground so no bugs will eat the fruit before I do. It will also save a huge amount of water since California is in a multi year drought. This was a NFT system.
I am no longer doing this but will leave the page up.
Fruit Trees
Fruit Trees
New trees have been planted since the back yard was renovated.
Citrus Trees
Citrus Trees
New trees have been planted since the back yard was renovated.
Shade Trees
Shade Trees
New trees have been planted since the back yard was renovated.
Berries and Grapes
Berries and Grapes
New plants have been planted since the back yard was renovated.