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Paul Inkenbrandt
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Vertical Experiments Update
Today I harvested my first tomatoes, some beets, and a carrot. Holding some roots! This year I am trying a variety of support styles for tomatoes.  In past gardens, I have tried hardware store cages and the ultomato supports .   Example of a square hardware...

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Aqua and Hydroponics
Lately my interest has peaked in aquaponics and hydroponics. As a hydrogeologist, I like toying with the concepts of dissolved nutrients in water, and how the parameters of water can influence the biosphere. Hydroponics Hydroponics  is a method of growing p...

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Tomatoes!
Introduction I enjoy a "killer" tomato, but not killer tomatoes. The keys to increasing tomato plant yield are: Sun and heat Fertilizer Carefully select the breed Prune and support Water correctly Limit Disease Bury deep I describe each one of these importa...

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Geek Gardening
Introduction As a scientist, I am continuously seeking ways to monitor and quantify my world, including my garden.  After coming across this book on Amazon , I was enticed to search out the Geek Gardening community on the internet. While this book does not ...

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Best Friend's Garden Transformation
This is a follow-up of an earlier post on our friend Brandon's garden .  He has done quite a bit of work planting and mulching.  He used coffee bags as mulch to keep the weeds down. The 4x4 frames are the skeleton for a trellis system to support the melons ...

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Urban Garden Tour
We recently participated in the very awesome Wasatch Community Gardens Urban Garden and Farm Tour !  We were able to visit five different places where urban agriculture was flourishing. The first stop we visited was the  Simplephat Farm operated by the Bell...

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Garden Update
This is partly a follow up to a previous post investigating different ways to grow vertically .  Much of my efforts this year so far have been successful.  I am still struggling with the best way to support tomatoes. We are actively harvesting vegetables.  ...

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CSA and Farmers Markets
After I began writing a gigantic blog post on local and seasonal food, I decided to chop it up into a series of semi-informative smaller posts.  Seeing as how June has just begun, I am already behind schedule for talking about local farmers markets and the ...
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