Bryant RedHawk wrote:
So now you know.
Now I know of the research, I will test it out this season in a small area and might be amazed, I have faith in science. It sounds crazy because highway crews can't use salt on the roads if there are any farms nearby, they can only use sand during snow storms. I was told salt never washes away it just accumulates. I also heard that after certain wars enemies would salt each others farmlands so that nothing would grow. Both instances are probably thousands of times the concentration of just using a little sea water. Wish I didn't move an hour away from the ocean now, would have been a lot easier to test this.
Are there not companies now adding things that would help provide these minerals, like seaweed, kelp, spirulina, chlorella? If I grow one season of food crops and also my wife's rows of flowers and we manage to establish these missing minerals will they now be found in next years compost? Last question, wasn't the entire earth under sea water at one point? Where did all those extra minerals go? All serious comments and questions, there is nothing I like more than healthier plants especially food crops.
Edit: I am a scatterbrain, so I can just make my own using real sea salt? Like Redmond or a quality brand of Himalayan? I use both in my veggie ferments. I was told to avoid evaporated ones because lead is showing up in some batches but that could be false rumors. I do have plenty of Redmond and Himalayan though.