Seems like a multi faceted problem, I know people whose been growing tomatoes their wholes lives the same way rotating fields, they don't even want to eat what they grow anymore.
Commercial produce has the added benefit of cheap fertilizer sources. I dont tend rabbits and chickens because i like to. I just need to know the input of my fertilizer machines.
The guy who invented hydroponics (synthetic nutes skipping the plants digestive soil) regretted it in his lifetime. Yet everyone uses the crud. Thats a whole 'nother problem than cow manure from cows fed gummy worms and candy corn. I mean you can tell if your guano came from fruit bats or not. So when your nutes smell like somones smoking meth, were made in a test tube, you know youre not getting a natural product with natural properties. Hydroponic isn't low nutrition, its non nutrition and a mutated cellular structure opening the plant up to new infections.
We do grow terrific okra. We have our own strain apparently. Since the variety cannot be located in any catalogue. I suppose if we kept tomatoes seeds our tomatoes wouldn't suck.
Last edited by SoulAnnoyed; 04-01-2018 at 02:37 AM..