Explore I am exploring the growth of vegetable plants in different kinds of soils.
Research Question How does plant growth respond to different types of soils- organic compost and soils from limestone like Florida soils. (radish, nasturtiums, and peppers)
Predictions Based on the variables that we are working with, the plants in composted soil will most likely grow taller and produce a more abundant number of leaves and fruits. Good, nutritious soil is the basis of how effective any plant will germinate. Due to the consistency of Florida's "soil," which is composed of mostly limestone or sand, it does not hold water or nutrients very well. In other words, the only way the radish, nasturtiums, and peppers will grow as healthy in the composted soil is if we were to add organic amendments to the Florida soil. On the other hand, organic matter improves the ability of soil to hold water and nutrients. Compost soil contains nutrients that aid in the process of growth. Exactly! So I am in another group and working with the same question. The nasturtiums I got did not germinate well. I am supposed to grow them in dirt from house waste, the compost and soil collected just from wild I guess. So if they are not germinating I am not sure how long I should wait.
Experimental Design Nasturtium project- I have six pots, they are slightly different sizes, hope that is ok. And I filled them with compost dirt and with soil and put three seeds in each, not much is happening though.