Broccoli 3X Bigger with Beyond Organic Growing System(TM)

Here are some more fantastic results from Susan, who is a student in the Perfect Soil™ Certificate Course.  Remember, from my last blog post, the broccoli at the back of the kale beds?  They have matured, and here are some pictures of the comparison.  Susan says, of herself and her gardening friends, “We are thrilled.”

(Above) Broccoli grown with Beyond Organic Growing System™ (BOGS™) with hands in photo for size comparison.

 

Broccoli grown with typical organic-type method Susan has used previously (compare to her hand size for perspective)

 

Susan made every effort to have a good comparison trial, such as planting the seeds from the same seed packet, at the same time, watering the same, etc.  The difference was the fertilization according to a Nutrition Grown™ soil analysis, which is part of the Beyond Organic Growing System™ (BOGS™).  Great work, Susan!

Join with us in growing the best food ever by enrolling in the Perfect Soil™ Course.  Click here for more info.  The course consists of a video series you can watch on your own schedule, a comprehensive Nutrition Grown™ soil analysis, one-on-one support, group calls, and more.

The Nutrition Grown™ soil analysis is much more comprehensive than typical soil tests, including pH, Total Cation Exchange Capacity, Organic Matter %, Base Saturation Percentages including Exchangeable Hydrogen, Sulfur, Phosphorus, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, Boron, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Zinc, Aluminum, and Estimated Nitrogen Release, plus rarely tested, but very important, elements Cobalt, Molybdenum, Selenium, and Silicon, along with electrical conductivity (EC) .  Exact calculations are made, along with balancing ratios between various elements.  Don’t worry if you don’t understand all of these items.  The recommendations will be made clear and easy to implement.  The recommendations are also made in keeping with the USDA’s organic certification guidelines.  The Nutrition Grown™ soil analysis with discussion can also be ordered separately from the course by clicking here.

Good Growing!

Dr. Jana

More about Blue Dragon Farm

First some corrections on the last post about Blue Dragon Farm…

It is actually called Blue Dragon Farm, not Touching the Earth Farm.  And “Miss America” Sarah, who grows wonderful produce there, is Sarah Doyle, not Sarah Auten.  She works with Dan Auten in raising the crops, harvesting, marketing, etc.  Sorry for the confusion.  Now that that is cleared up, let’s see some more pictures of their produce!

Three colors of chard, two feet long--from the Blue Dragon Farm, Hawi, Hawaii

Three colors of chard, two feet long–from the Blue Dragon Farm, Hawi, Hawaii

Blue Dragon chard 2015 (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, I took some home and checked the brix.  Brix is a measure of soluble solids, in this case, in the plant sap.  It is a general indication of nutrient density.  Brix definitely correlates with sweetness/flavor because it measures sugars, among other food components.  The brix was much higher than that of chard grown on the Blue Dragon Farm 5 years ago before it went from “just organic” to “Beyond Organic”.  How much higher?  About 7 times higher!

“Miss America” with a Huge Celery Bouquet

Sarah and Dan from Touching the Earth Farm, also know as the Blue Dragon Farm, are enjoying their first year as Beyond Organic growers.  Their beautiful produce is very popular at the Hawi Farmers’ Market.  I couldn’t resist taking the celery home.  It has amazing flavor.

Sarah Auten looking like Miss America holding a gorgeous bouquet of celery

Sarah Auten looking like Miss America holding a gorgeous bouquet of celery

Lovely and Huge Beyond Organic Rainbow Chard

Lovely and Huge Beyond Organic Rainbow Chard being purchased by a customer at the Hawi Market

 

Food Forest Thriving with Beyond Organic Methods

Check out this food forest project in Hawi, Hawaii started about 1 year ago.