More Exciting Data from the Nutrition Farming for Hawaii Project

 

Here is some beautiful summer lettuce which resists bolting in the heat.  These heads are about a foot across.

Here’s the nutrient content of these Nutrition Grown™ lettuce heads showing significant increases in nutrients especially needed in the human diet.  (Most diets contain plenty of phosphorus and sodium.)

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful beets getting ready to be analyzed–

 

 

 

Large increases in nutrient content over USDA values, especially in the trace elements.  Remember, this is only the first season for this recently amended ground, so look for even more impressive values to come.

 

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  1. Steven Blue says:

    Aloha Jana: These look great and the data supports your hard work. I really like how DARK the soil below the lettuce head looks. This tells me your soil has an abundance of carbon, which as we know, remains critical for healthy plants.
    Mahalo nui loa, Steven Blue

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    • Dr. Jana Bogs says:

      Hi Marianne, It’s not the variety that caused the difference as much as it is the soil in which the produce is grown. It takes comprehensive soil analysis and adding the right soil amendments/fertilizers.

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  2. peter risley says:

    is that black seeded Simpson variety? very interesting. wonder if it is the variety or just the good nutrition of your soil procedures? something to think about.

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    • Dr. Jana Bogs says:

      Hi Peter, This is Muir variety, from Johnny’s Seeds. I really don’t believe it was the variety that made the difference. It was compared to a similar variety in the USDA database. The soil was amended according to a Nutrition Grown(TM) soil analysis and a couple of foliar sprays were applied according to the leaf tissue analysis.

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