The plants in the photograph are the largest from each grouping - microwave-boiled water, tap water, kettle-boiled water. They have all been sprouted from seed. To this point I can see no evidence that treating water in a microwave oven has had any negative effect on these plants. This is also a conclusion we would have to reach after viewing the previous experiments, detailed below.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Friday, May 29 - The last post
This photograph was taken May 24th. Later that day I transplanted the tomato plants into large pots. I was going to continue this experiment, but it immediately became clear that I do not have the resources to boil enough water in a microwave to keep these plants properly nourished. Tomato plants, as they get larger (and, of course, they get very large) require a lot of nutrients, and a lot of water.
Posted by Robert W. Harwood at 12:50