Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Home Grown: Garden Anywhere With a Compost Sock

Ohio State University Extension horticulturists harvest their high tunnel strawberries about a month ahead of field-grown strawberries. This is made possible by a new technology that could make fruits and vegetables accessible to anyone, anywhere.

The Ohio State researchers are using a compost sock system as a growth medium and comparing the crop’s performance to in-ground high tunnel strawberries. The hope, says OSU Extension horticulturist Brad Bergefurd, is that performance and yield are comparable to that of in-ground high tunnel production.

“If we find the compost sock system comparable to in-soil production, that means that we can farm anywhere with high tunnels using this system as the growing medium,” said Bergefurd. “You won’t need soil.”

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