Saltwater Melons

Photo courtesy of iStockphoto/Thinkstock Melons are other crops that are sometimes deliberately stressed with saltwater at the end of the fruit-production cycle in order to encourage the plant to produce sweeter fruit. Conventional growers withhold water during fruit development to create the beneficial stress that produces sweeter melons. The production of more sugars in stressed […]

Saltwater Crops

Photo courtesy of iStockphoto/Thinkstock Some crops actually thrive on a little bit of salt in their water. If you want to perform experiments on your garden and contribute to the data mass on this topic, the following are four other vegetable crops that might be appropriate candidates for deliberate saltwater-irrigation experiments: Broccoli: Broccoli couldn’t be […]