Gardening in the tropics

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Biring, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. robin416

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    The canals are deep enough to support that many different species of fish?
     
  2. Biring

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    Most of them aren’t that deep. Tilapia, catfish, snakeheads and eels can survive in muddy puddles. We also have crayfish here. There are lots of fish farms here and the fry often escape to the channels. Last year we flooded our paddy fields for a couple of weeks and found all sorts of fish thriving there.
     

  3. robin416

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    Is that when free fishing happens?
     
  4. Poultry Judge

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    Is it because of overfishing or pollution?
     
  5. Poultry Judge

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    Would you be able to raise some fish?
     
  6. Biring

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    Overfishing.
     
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    We had some fishponds when we bought this property but a combination of monitor lizards, cats and human thieves meant we never got a single useable fish from them. We may convert one of our paddy fields into a fish pond. There’s a type of small tilapia that I think would work well here but I’d have to travel a day or two to get some fish to start us off.
     
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  8. Biring

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    Fishing is a free-for-all here. No permits required, no body of water off limits.
     
  9. robin416

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    Good morning, Sunshine. Did you sleep in the new building last night? (I couldn't help myself)

    From the sounds of it not even private property is off the list.
     
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  10. Biring

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    No, my wife calmed down (mostly).
     
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  11. robin416

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    If you convert one of the fields how will you keep others from fishing it?
     
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  12. Biring

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    Hopefully a dog will be a sufficient deterrent. Our neighbour has several large fish ponds containing a lot of expensive fish. He hires people to guard it 24/7.
     
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  13. robin416

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    I guess the best thing is to keep Puppy away from people so she'll be suspicious of everyone she doesn't know and will run them off.
     
  14. Poultry Judge

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    Do you have any fresh water shrimp? There are a number of farmers who raise fish here in Ohio. There was a guy in Hiram who tried fresh water shrimp but did not get good returns.
     
  15. Biring

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    Probably several species. I don’t much care for shrimp so I haven’t paid any attention to what species we have here.
     
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  16. Biring

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    Mangoes are starting to fall from our tree. We’ve had three good ones so far.

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  17. robin416

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    I will bet mangoes off your own tree is a hundred times better tasting than what we can get in stores.
     
  18. Biring

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    Best mangoes I’ve ever tasted. Do you like the bowl? I chose that one especially!
     
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  19. robin416

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    Forgive me, I'm working on my first coffee. I was totally focused on the fruit.

    Totally appropriate and I hope you have a few more like the rooster bowl.
     
  20. Poultry Judge

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    Cool bowl, I can't imagine what a tree ripened mango tastes like!
     
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