Over the last few weeks we have been offering you through our blog different articles related to seawater and its different uses. Without going any further, just a week ago we told you about the benefits of seawater for the skin. At Vizmaraqua, we are specialists in offering seawater suitable for human consumption, a product that offers a multitude of advantages to those who use it.
But the truth is that seawater not only offers benefits for health, skin and sport. Its properties go far beyond that. In fact, there are those who have begun to use seawater for agriculture. And this is precisely what we are going to talk about in this new publication: agriculture and seawater.
Seawater agriculture: Is it possible to irrigate with salt water?
The first question everyone asks when you talk about seawater agriculture is always the same: is it good to irrigate plants with seawater? The truth is that the answer is clear: no, it is not. This is because seawater is too salty for them. Not only that, but in addition to affecting the plants, it also affects the soil structure, destroying it completely.
So why is it said to be good for agriculture? Well, basically because if the salt contained in this water is removed, it can offer incredible benefits for plants thanks to its properties and components.
How to remove salt from seawater?
At this point, you are probably wondering if you can remove the excess salt from this water so that you can use it whenever you want. And the answer is yes. All you need is a few plastic bottles, one with a larger capacity than the other. The larger one should be cut in half, while the smaller one should be filled with seawater.
With the small bottle full, place the large bottle on top with the cap on, which will generate a kind of greenhouse effect on the small bottle. With everything ready, just place your invention next to the plant you want to water and wait for the sun to do the rest. The effect of the heat will cause the water in the container to evaporate and condense in the large bottle, which will allow the water to evaporate and condense in the small bottle.
Seawater as a fertiliser
If it is still not clear to you how seawater can help a plant, just take a look at its contents. Generally speaking, we could say that it contains all the minerals necessary for both our life and that of plants. However, in this case it also contains excesses, specifically sodium chloride. To eliminate it, a chemical reaction must be generated to raise the pH of the water, which will eliminate the excess chlorine and sodium.
If you don’t want to have to make your own greenhouse or generate this chemical reaction, you can resort to the seawater that we prepare at Vizmaraqua. A product of the highest possible quality that is prepared so that it is suitable for consumption. This way you don’t have to worry about anything and you can use it for whatever you want: to obtain health benefits, improve your sporting performance, have healthier skin or to help your plants grow more.