Monthly Archives: February 2012

Microwaved water vs. kettle boiled water for plants – Part 1: The Concept


I recently became aware of a web page that purports to show the difference between watering plants with water that has been heated in a microwave and water boiled by more traditional means.  Supposedly, the plant that was fed the microwaved water died while the other did not.  You can see that page here.

Naturally, I went to Snopes to see if they’d looked into it.  They had and, as I expected, they considered the claim to be false.  You can see their page about it here.

Why leave good enough alone, though?  I’m going to try the experiment myself.

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