[Market-farming] How to interpret a poorly done experiment
rrobinson at nasw.org
Tue Mar 30 08:54:35 EDT 2010
I wanted to compare my own soil block mix with that from Johnny's, so I planted lettuce into seed blocks made from each. It was clear from the start that the lettuces liked my mix better--at every stage, the plants were bigger. So big, in fact, I pruned a leaf or two off each (they had another 4 or 5 to spare) to enjoy in a salad before transplanting. Now, after transplanting (same soil, same water, same covering), I find the Johnny's transplants thriving, doubling in size in 3 weeks, while mine are the laggards--they've barely grown at all. Is this likely due to my one-time pruning? Or is there some other possibility having to do with tortoises and hares?
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