I'm going to test the feeding
plants artificial sweeteners thing
. One friend suggested using
saccharin as the sweetener because its chemical structure is pretty
different from that of plants (unlike sucralose or aspartame maybe)
which would make it harder for the plants to process and more likely
for them to store away the sweetener somewhere. Another friend
suggested using radishes because the flavor change would be quite
clear and they grow quickly. Checking dates, radishes take 20 to 30
days to mature while the first boston frost probably isn't until
october 5th, which means I still have leeway.
I planted raidishes yesterday in one long pot divided in half down
the middle. I'll start adding saccharin (sweet-n-low from the
grocery store) to the right side once they've germinated; no point
in adding any before they're working on creating a big tasty root.
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