Date: Mon Apr 9 14:41:07 2007
Author: John Welch
Subject: Re: Absence of air
Just FYI, Only legumes and a few misc plants can get nitrogen from the
air, because they have symbiotic bacteria in their roots. Most plants
are stuck getting nitrogen from the soil. I'm not sure what plants this
person was using, but it didn't look like they were legumes from the
> No, the original post said that it was allowed to cool to room
> temperature. Bernard makes a good point though. Plants need
> nitrogen...no air, no nitrogen.
> A side note: My mom was a nurse for a shipyard for many years. One of
> the Drs that worked with them always had beautiful plants in his
> office. Mom finally asked one day what he did to make them so nice. He
> said that about once a month, he dumped a vial of blood on them. The
> good nitrogen and iron content made for great fertilizer. Plus, it was
> free. (This was before the days of HIV.)
> On 4/2/2007 9:36 AM, Paul Nord wrote:
>> My guess is that he dumped hot water on his sprouts.
>> On Mar 31, 2007, at 11:58 AM, Bernard Cleyet wrote:
>>> One common item in the "nuked" waters.
>>> bc, doesn't think it's the cause tho.
>>> "This sounds strange to me. I would be inclined to believe that
>>> there is some lurking variable in there somewhere. Probably could
>>> only be answered by looking in great detail at exactly what the
>>> student did.