Michael Bajema wrote:Background:
I read about various wonderful methods for starting/running a garden, e.g, the "Square Foot" soil & method, "Double-Digging", 'Wood Chips" and more. I wonder which I should use, and struggle to find that information. I fantasize about running a comparison test and publishing the results...but it seems daunting, and it would just reflect a single experience.
Tyler Ludens wrote:I think there has probably been a lot of research done on various techniques, but it may not be immediately available by the simplest web search or glancing at websites. You may have to find scholarly articles and books about organic agricultural research, or get help from organizations such as the above who do research. Apparently more research is being done in the field of Agroecology, so that might be a direction to head in for research data.
I guess what I'm saying is, the data you want may already be out there, but it may not be lying on the surface, so to speak. I do research as a hobby, and in my experience much of the material lying on the surface of the internet is either not very useful or is erroneous. So one needs to dig - for hours, days, even weeks. In spite of this, finding existing data may be easier than generating new data (although there's nothing wrong with generating new data!)