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Offline FuzzyUK

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« on: 10/08/2007 01:03:13 »
Why would boiled water in a microwave oven affect plant growth or germination?

http://www.rense.com/general70/microwaved.htm

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« Reply #1 on: 10/08/2007 07:30:31 »
This is interesting! Do you know if the experiment has been repeated anywhere? As far as I'm aware, the simple act of boiling water will sterelise it and chase out many dissolved gasses. The nutrient content of the water I don't think will change much, other than by the removal of lime that you normally get in the kettle. My initial thought is that it is possible to "superheat" water in the microwave to beyond 100C - perhaps this has an effect on its potential nutrient exchange capacities that occur in the soil/root interface? 
 

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« Reply #2 on: 10/08/2007 16:24:09 »
In other words dont reheat your coffee or tea in the microwave :)
« Last Edit: 10/08/2007 16:31:17 by ukmicky »
 

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« Reply #3 on: 10/08/2007 16:26:41 »
I remember the experiment was repeated a couple of months ago for some Belgian radio show (on VRT Radio 1).  The results were inconclusive.  I'll try to find a link somewhere (they did have pictures of the plants on their website, but that was a couple of months ago).
 

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