"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)

"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
September 19 is the last post for this blog. Thanks to all my readers!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

26 June 2013

In the Year 2000!

Prediction:Vegetables Grown by Electricity. Winter will be turned into summer and night into day by the farmer. In cold weather he will place heat-conducting electric wires under the soil of his garden and thus warm his growing plants. He will also grow large gardens under glass. At night his vegetables will be bathed in powerful electric light, serving, like sunlight, to hasten their growth. Electric currents applied to the soil will make valuable plants grow larger and faster, and will kill troublesome weeds. Rays of colored light will hasten the growth of many plants. Electricity applied to garden seeds will make them sprout and develop unusually early.

Predictor: John Elfreth Watkins in 1900, published in The Ladies' Home Journal

Reality: It can be done, but it's expensive. For crops with average rates of return, it's often not profitable, but for something like marijuana it makes sense.

Or so I have been told. No first hand info.  NSA, please don't put me on any list, it's just a waste of resources.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!


Arthur C. Clarke is talking about space travel again. Odds are he won't be right.

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2 comments:

  1. Giant vegetables kind of go with giant ladies, do they not?

    NOW I see why you have such a fascination with John Elfreth. He's one of your tribe!!

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    1. I would never assume a person is one of My People on such scant evidence. Giant vegetables are not giant... another word that starts with v.

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