Soil Trial #2

Start date 16/11/21 The second soil trial is now underway. Whilst the first soil trial fizzed out due to, largely, a lack of planning on how to deal with fertilising, there were still significant learnings from it. The only soil that coped without any additonal...

Soil trial update – Final

May Update The results to date have been both surprising and unsurprising. Overall, the BioGro Premium Wicking mix is performing the best. The 3 Jeffries beds are not far behind. The 3 sandy loam/compost blends haven’t performed nearly as well as I had...

Tomato trial #2

The second of the tomato trials was set up as a three-way trial to compare, firstly, organic vs non-organic fertiliser and secondly, green vs white shadecloth. This trial started on the 13th of December, 2020. The fertilisers being compared are both made by Nuetrog, a...

Tomato trial #1

In November last year I started the first of the tomato trials for the season. This one set out to compare the difference between pruning to 1 or 2 stems on the yield of fruit. Each bed was planted with 4 varieties; Amana Orange, Pineapple, Black Cherry, Yellow Tommy...

Soil Trial

The idea behind this trial is to test a range of soils, some commercial blends, others made by me. The trial will take place inside a greenhouse. Each soil is made up in duplicate giving a total of 14 containers. Soil # 1 is BioGro Premium Wicking Mix, developed with...