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πŸ‘¨β€πŸŒΎ We've had to conclude our farming season earlier than expected, but @tickfoot and I assembled all of our data, observations, and conclusions for your perusal.

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@winduptoy @tickfoot How I wish we could have access to your farm, and buy your produce. πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ

@winduptoy @tickfoot do the refractometer readings tell you more than just the sugar content?

I've seen a DIY walk-in refrigerator made with a modded wall mounted air conditioner unit. You just have to trick the built-in thermostat.

@brendan the brix reading gives you an idea of density of sugars, pectins, organic acids, amino acids, minerals, and trace minerals in the fruit and/or plant. The healthier the soil, the healthier the plant and fruit which is what gives you a higher brix index.

The coolbot is definitely something we've explored, but at our current location there isn't a space for it. It really is a brilliant invention though, especially for small growers.

@tickfoot ah the coolbot must be what I've seen.

Is there a good resouce for learning how to interpret brix readings this way? Or is it mostly a "higher is better" kind of thing?

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