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nutrient dense veges
nutrient dense veges
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433 McDonnell Road, Arrow Junction, Queenstown, NZ
027 2912193
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Cool Temperate

Marion Hill Richard Larson
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nutrient dense veges

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Rural, Residential

Project Summary

new 200sqm vegetable plot starting with soil basics with the aim to achieve high brix produce

Project Description

Kay Baxter came and gave a talk in Queenstown and reinforced the message that we need to eat nutrient dense food to provide the nutrients our bodies need to sustain optimal health. Following the talk I spent a week testing the brix of all our homegrown and store bought veg with depressing results. Homegrown stuff was in poor to good range and all store bought fruit & veg read below the poor category on the Reams chart.

Time to take action and start a new 200sqm trial plot with the aim to achieve high brix produce following the methods Kay has developed over the last 6 years or so.

We started by scraping off the grass and stockpiling that grassy soil with black plastic over to kill the grass in time and cycle it back into the garden.

Next we added composted horse manure and composted garden waste over the 200sqm area. Then followed Reams advice to create phosphate of calcium by applying soft rock phopshate and lime over the area and rototilling that in.



mid summer in the veg plot

November spring was wet and cold then 1 December frost killed anything remotely tender

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