Title

Comparing Growing Methods and Their Effects on Kale

Presenter Information

Hannah FurnissFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Agronomy

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Dr. Alyx Shultz

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

As urban areas become more populated and the need for locally produced food increases, alternative growing methods in urban agriculture must be developed and explored. Indoor cultivation of crops is one such alternative growing method. The purpose of this study is to compare different growing methods and their effect on kale yields. The three growing methods compared in this study are indoor container gardening grown under a grow lamp, greenhouse container gardening, and outdoor in-ground gardening, half sown outdoor and half started indoors. This study examines the rate of germination, the number of true leaves produced, and the amount of harvestable true leaves produced for each growing method. For each growing method, a small population was selected for cultivation. Six individuals were selected for indoor container gardening under a grow lamp and greenhouse container gardening and ten individuals were selected for outdoor in-ground gardening, five sown outdoors and five started indoors.

Keywords: indoor gardening, outdooring gardening, kale, urban agriculture, container gardening

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Comparing Growing Methods and Their Effects on Kale

As urban areas become more populated and the need for locally produced food increases, alternative growing methods in urban agriculture must be developed and explored. Indoor cultivation of crops is one such alternative growing method. The purpose of this study is to compare different growing methods and their effect on kale yields. The three growing methods compared in this study are indoor container gardening grown under a grow lamp, greenhouse container gardening, and outdoor in-ground gardening, half sown outdoor and half started indoors. This study examines the rate of germination, the number of true leaves produced, and the amount of harvestable true leaves produced for each growing method. For each growing method, a small population was selected for cultivation. Six individuals were selected for indoor container gardening under a grow lamp and greenhouse container gardening and ten individuals were selected for outdoor in-ground gardening, five sown outdoors and five started indoors.

Keywords: indoor gardening, outdooring gardening, kale, urban agriculture, container gardening