From: Curtis Johnson
To: Tom Goodman
Date: Aug 11 1998 12:21:36 pm
Subject: Salt
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TG> With all due respect,  >salt< on the soil does not make it impossible
TG> for anything to grow.  Ex. All along the California coast, we have
TG> thousands of acres of wetlands that are protected and some are  even
TG> sanctuaries for wild life. I have spent many nice hours fishing in the
TG> areas but more toward a bay or the ocean.  In all cases, the wetlands
TG> which are subject to flooding twice a day, grow and spread out quite
TG> well. There are a few vegetarian fish that come in to feed and many
TG> water fowl as well. The best answer would be that most inland
TG> vegetation can not tolerate too much salt in or on the soil, but some
TG> can.  8-{)

With due respect back, I never made a blanket statement for
*all* plants.  I'm aware of halophytes--indeed, the Chesapeake Bay
by where I post has similar wetlands.  And in this thread, I've
already spoken of how mangroves manage.
I think perhaps you missed the beginning of this thread.
Hal White had seen a fundy in another echo assert that salt was
an actual *fertilizer.*

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