Christina Ek

Christina Ek

Columbia, SC

University of South Carolina-Columbia

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Published on Jan 01, 2021

New Findings

Both the beets and turnips grew roots, although the beets grew more of them and they were larger than the turnips. The turnips grew the least successfully of all of the crops, and the beets perform...

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Published on Dec 13, 2020

Latest updates

The crops are still developing; hopefully within the next two weeks I can take height and weight measurements.

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Published on Nov 12, 2020

Greenhouse updates

I am looking at germination percentages and number of leaves, as those measurements can be looked at first. I will need to analyze them formally, but there do seem to be differences.

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Published on Oct 30, 2020

Crop updates

The collards are doing the best, followed by turnips and beets. The spinach was planted later due to warm weather, but is also on its way to germination.

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Published on Oct 08, 2020

Soil Samples

I sent samples of both fertile and degraded soil to a lab; the results indicate that they are quite different. The fertile soil is less acidic and much richer in organic matter and minerals. I am a...

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Published on Sep 22, 2020

Updates

I will also used degraded soil to compare to healthy soil that is typically used by gardeners.

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Published on Sep 16, 2020

Latest Updates

I am ordering supplies, gathering relevant information, and will soon be ready to plant my first set of crops. After a couple of weeks, I will do the other set as spinach is more cold-tolerant.

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Published on Aug 16, 2020

New Ideas

I am thinking about studying beets as they are a major crop for sugar as well as roots and leaves. That way, I have greens and root vegetables as representative of a diverse array of crops.

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Published on Jul 17, 2020

Possible Alterations to Design

Based on prior research and setbacks caused by COVID-19, I am reconsidering my crop choices to be spinach and collards. Both are commercially important, commonly consumed leafy greens that will gro...

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Jan 21, 2021
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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Neither can I!
Oct 09, 2020
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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Thanks!
Oct 09, 2020
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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Thank you!
Oct 03, 2020
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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I will. Thanks!
Sep 22, 2020
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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Thanks so much! I will keep you informed.
Sep 16, 2020
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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Hilarious.
Jul 17, 2020
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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Absolutely!
May 11, 2020
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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Yes, I know it came out in 1991. However, I am also looking at other sources that are more current. I will look to see if I can find a less expensive version!
May 11, 2020
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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I will keep you updated. Thanks so much!
Apr 08, 2020
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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Thank you so much!
Apr 08, 2020
Can Chlorella algae be used as soil amendment to improve crop production?
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Thank you!
Mar 29, 2020
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