Vegetables will be bathed in powerful electric light, serving, like sunlight, to hasten their growth.



John Elfreth Watkins : engineer
"Electric currents applied to the soil will make valuable plants to grow larger and faster, and will kill troublesome weeds. Rays of coloured light will hasten the growth of many plants. Electricity applied to garden seeds will make them sprout and develop unusually early.”


Tom Geoghegan. "Ten 100-year predictions that came true", BBC News Magazine. 11 Jan 2012. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16444966


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