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Martian Zero-Dirt Soil Update 2022

This is a quick Mid-August Martian zero-dirt soil update 2022. If you are unfamiliar with the Martian zero-dirt soil project or the Bioreactor here are links. This post is largely images for a visual update.

Jim Bruner | Mezzacello A shot of the bioreactor with a full load of compost at 30 days.
Jim Bruner | Mezzacello Two years on the texture of the soil after harvesting potatoes – note the volunteer potato starts!
Jim Bruner | Mezzacello Amending the Compost soil with diatomaceous earth and sand.
Jim Bruner | Mezzacello Garden beds reset for autumn.
Jim Bruner | Mezzacello The soil supports copious vertical growth.
Jim Bruner | Mezzacello Squash seems relatively stable as well.
Jim Bruner | Mezzacello Cucumbers and zucchini, not so much. Squash beetles!
Jim Bruner | Mezzacello The next batch of compost is almost ready for insertion into the bioreactor.

Onward and Upward and Shout Outs

Again, a huge shout out to PAST Foundation, The Columbus, Foundation, Scotts Miracle Grow, Franklin Park Conservatory, and Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation for their support and encouragement. I am really intrigued by the success of this system. A few more tweaks and I can get NASA or SpaceX on board.

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