Side-by-Side Comparison Trial Kale Beds

One of my students in the Perfect Soil Certificate Course, Susan, recently shared her results of a side-by-side comparison trial of the Beyond Organic Growing System(TM).  The control bed was fertilized/amended as she had done typically in the past with organic-type amendments.  The beds were planted on consecutive days with kale and broccoli starts from the same seed packs.  Every attempt was made to be as consistent as possible in every way except the fertilization method–same sizes of beds, same number of plants, same spacing, same irrigation, same mulch, etc.

Here are the results with the control bed first and the Beyond Organic bed next (as captioned):

Control Bed–typical organic bed of Russian Kale and Broccoli (in background).


Beyond Organic Growing System(TM) Bed: Russian Kale and Broccoli (in background)

The size difference is most noticeable, but also look at the color differences.  Here are some size comparison pictures using Susan’s foot to give some perspective:


Control Kale with Susan’s foot for size comparison


Beyond Organic kale with Susan’s foot for size comparison

Thanks so much, Susan, for sharing your work!

Learn more about the soil analysis used for the Beyond Organic bed fertilization on my website by clicking here.

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Stay tuned for more exciting research coming up!

Blessings,  Dr. Jana

6 replies
    • Dr. Jana Bogs says:

      Good to hear from you, William! I thought of you lately. I hope your place is doing well.
      About the Brix testing–that would be interesting. I should ask Susan if she has or can get a refractometer.
      Cheers, Dr. Jana

  1. peter risley says:

    would really like you to tell us the different amendments added to both. that would be very interesting! I know that this works. but knowing what the different materials would be very instructive. I know that every soil is different and needs different amendments just wondering what this one is?

    • Dr. Jana Bogs says:

      Hi Peter, Thanks for your interest. We discussed these results on the monthly Zoom call for Perfect Soil course participants.
      Yes, every soil is different and needs different types and amounts of amendments, but more info would be instructive. I will try to get more specifics from Susan. She had several areas of her farm tested, all needing different programs.
      Blessings to you,

  2. Frederick Kennedy says:

    “Then I saw her face (results), now I’m a believer
    Not a trace, of doubt in my mind
    I’m in love, and I’m a believer
    I couldn’t leave her if I tried…” (Monkees 1966)

    Amazing difference in the size. What about nutritional content?


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