Anthony Saber wrote: my questions –
If you are growing in pots or containers the above scenario is finite as resources will run out. Constantly need to top up. I am not sure what is happening with the soil life as their living area is also finite?
I’d like to compare a Brix reading of the produce grown in containers and in open soil. I would think, at the start, they would be similar but as time goes on the crops in containers would deteriorate even if it’s feed?
Now to hydroponics No soil, No soil life? All feeding is chemical. Here, in theory, should always be in balance if nutrients and minerals are been monitored regularly. Again I’d like to compare a Brix reading of hydroponics and healthy soil.
How nutrient dense is the produce grown in hydroponics?
Thanks for taking the time to read and comment
Anthony Saber wrote:Well, that’s interesting and makes sense to me, as the fish waste is feeding the plants and you said the Brix readings were high which is what we are after.
My presumptions were that food grown in –
A well-balanced soil (Mineral and soil biology rich) would produce the best results.
Pot/Container would initially be the same but would deteriorate as the soil biology had a set area to live in. Would have to be constantly topped up to be kept at its peak.
Hydroponics was all chemicals and was the same as growing with synthetic fertiliser but Bryant has said that this may be overcome with some more work to improving the biology.
My method will be to grow in a well-balanced gound soil but I do see that other methods can provide benefits.
Our mission is to grow nutrient dense food by repairing the soil and improving the health of the population.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:To all that are using Brix.
Brix measures the simple sugar content only, nothing else.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:
Brix measures the simple sugar content only, nothing else. Using Brix will only tell you how much sugar is in the substance you are testing with your brix meter.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:I have used a Brix meter for the last 30 years, I have never been able to get a separated reading for minerals (which would be those dissolved solids).
Since the refractometer was originally developed to read sugar content for the Brewing industry that's it's best, most reliable use.
If you want to try and read other things into that reading, be my guest, everyone's opinion has merit.
I use a spectrometer for determining most things, or a Gas Chromatograph, I do understand that very few people even have access to this sort of equipment.
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