Plant Growth After Three Weeks

Aquaponic Family

Many of the plants have been in the Aquaponic System for about three weeks now.  They’re growing fairly well considering the system is not quite mature yet.

Some newly planted net pots were placed in the system just a few days ago.  We’ll continue to plant new seeds and seedlings in the rafts every week or two so we’ll have a continuous harvest throughout the year.

We have also been testing a new medium in the net pots.  Below shows a Sure To Grow cube that is surrounded by Hydroton to hold it in place.  The seed is in the center of the cube…

So far, the Beans are the fastest growing plants in the system…

The Tomato plants are also growing quickly…

The Squash isn’t doing too bad either…

Here are some of the Lettuce and other leafy veggies…

Here is a pea plant that’s ready to climb…


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My Feature in Sleuth Cafe Magazine


I’m incredibly happy to appear in the November/December 2016 issue of Sleuth Cafe Magazine.

Here’s an excerpt from the interview with A. E. H. Veenman:


More from the Feature:

The most rewarding for me is simply having a polished, complete manuscript ready for publication. It means I’ve added another gem to my list of credits. That’s what’s important to me, creating, producing. I’m not the type to fret over sales—I do, however, hunger for reviews, folks! And when I do receive a review, favorable or not, it’s a resource I use when forging ahead on the next project.


And if you haven’t caught up with the Marjorie Gardens Mystery series, you can find them on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online outlets.



Buy Links for the Marjorie Gardens Mystery series:

  1. Dial QR for Murder
  2. Prepped for the Kill
  3. Ten Days in Tahiti (romance mystery novella)

As mentioned in the magazine article, when I’m not busy writing the Digital Age Cozy™, I focus on music.

It seems only fitting that my two passions would unite! For my band, 3RD Season, I’ve started a blog dedicated to music with a segment based on my life as a musician in the alternative music genre:


You can read the weekly segment, Alternatively, Growing Up Black on our blog at

About the Author
Fun Fact: Veenman is pronounced “fein-mun.”

A. E. H. Veenman is Dutch-American, originally from New Jersey, and has lived in Holland for nearly as long as she has in America. She began her law career with a game developer in Amsterdam and started her own law advisory firm in the games industry.

Digital Age Cozy mystery author, A. E. H. Veenman, credits on IMDB

A tech and gadget freak, she owes the basis for the Marjorie Gardens Mysteries series and the Digital Age Cozy™ to her day job. She’s a member of Sisters in Crime and Crime Writers’ Association.


When she isn’t busy reading or writing, she provides legal services and create proprietary music, fashion, and designs for Exobia.

Follow on Twitter:@MG_Mystery @AEHVeenman and on Facebook:

New Giveaway & Review

imageFour ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review for Prepped for the Kill. 😍 By wonderful DollyCass!

Be sure to take a break today with a visit to my Cozy Wednesday feature.


I would call the pace steady, always a little misdirection or observation that changed things sometimes in a good way others in a bad way. The ingenuity it took to figure out all the clues was at times just mesmerizing.

Giveaway ends August 31st and it’s Easy-Peasy-Lemon-Squeezy to enter!

Hope to chat with you there,


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Giveaway! Details Inside 🎉🎉

New Release Book Cover: Prepped for the Kill (Marjorie Gardens Mystery #2) by A. E. H. VeenmanFinally… My first review for Prepped for the Kill. I’m incredibly happy this title is off to a great start, and not only because I got a great review.

King’s Life Magazine cleverly wrote the review in a style that totally match the Marjorie Gardens Mystery series! Now, how many reviewers would go out of their way to do that? 😍

I do hope you’ll visit the website to read the review. That’s the place to be to enter the giveaway and win yourself a digital copy of the book.

Just click the link below!

REVIEW: “4.5/5 Doomsday Clocks” for Prepped for the Kill: A Marjorie Gardens Mystery By A.E.H. Veenman

Have a great weekend!


New Release: TEN DAYS IN TAHITI, a novella



TEN DAYS IN TAHITI, a novella by A. E. H. Veenman, Publisher: Exobia


 Sayonara, Sunny Maine. Helloo, Tahiti!

Isis Ferrelli returns from her nightmare stay at the Reebok Refuge Silo in “Prepped for the Kill” (Marjorie Gardens Mystery #2). She still has two weeks of vacation, which she promised to spend with Boston district attorney Jason Shahaman. It would be the perfect opportunity to learn if he meant what he wrote in his last email.

But their tropical getaway to Tahiti isn’t without a bit of mystery. The Black Goddess, an enormous pearl, is stolen from an island museum. The next night, a man breaks into their over-water bungalow but doesn’t steal anything.

A novella with lots of romance and a little caper, the solution to this puzzle concerns Isis’s picture of the missing pearl displayed behind glass.



Kindle –