Interesting article from Science Daily.
WATERING TOMATO PLANTS WITH DILUTED SEAWATER BOOSTS LEVELS OF
Watering tomatoes with diluted seawater can boost their content of
disease-fighting antioxidants and may lead to healthier salads,
appetizers, and other tomato-based foods, scientists report. Besides
their use in a variety of ethnic food dishes, tomatoes are one of the
most commonly grown home garden vegetables, particularly cherry
tomatoes. Scientists have linked tomatoes to several health benefits,
including protection against prostate cancer and heart disease.
Researchers have known for years that seawater does not stimulate the
growth of tomatoes, but scientists know little about its effects on
the nutritional content of the vegetables.
-- full story >
Since I live not too far from the beach, am considering a test, once
my tomato plants are up and flourishing (ojala!). * Water one group
normally, and water a control group of the same variety
-- isolated far enough not to absorb the "normal" water --
with the suggested 12% dilute sea water.
Like many of my hot flashes, this one may not last, but I AM
* I may commit the heretical act of *
buying* cherry tomato plants
to get this experiment under way more quickly. Also would
allow me to isolate the plants and their control group more
effectively -- if I can find the room.
Stay tuned! <g>