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Peter Barber, Co-Founder & CEO of ComCrop
The methods of harvest depend largely on the type of leafy vegetables, and the amount of space you are working with.
Additionally, if the growing area is small, it might be better to harvest more aggressively so that the plants and roots do not grow too large and cause overcrowding.
The size of a growing medium, e.g. sponge, soil, or other media, should correspond to the root capacity of the plant. In general, the bigger the root zone of the plant, the bigger the medium should be. Therefore, it is better to start with a bigger sponge and keep to the same medium throughout.
Lim Jia Hui, Senior Crop Scientist at Archisen
This is a matter of personal preference, though some people are worried about possible pests or diseases in used soil from previous batches.
Nonetheless, it is always necessary to ensure the renewal of nutrients in soil. Be it new or reused soil, it is more important to check that the planting medium has enough nutrients. This can be done by adding compost, or broken-down fruit scraps, to ensure a healthy soil system.
See Jen Chuan, Senior Farm Manager at Kin Yan
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