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Dr Redhawk, Have you experimented with adding sea water to soil. Sea water is a vast deposit of nutrients wash off from the lands and is free. If not how does a newbie like me go about soil experiments, what equipment implements do I need? I really wanted to experiment on this.
 
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Yes I have done extensive testing with sea water (made from Sea-90 Sea Salt), This is one of the best and easiest methods to put missing minerals into our garden soils.
On the land we can find 72 to 75 minerals, but in sea water there are 97 minerals, some of which are not found anywhere on land masses.
These missing minerals are very much key to human health, so without using sea salt to add those missing minerals, humans can not be as healthy as is possible.
Since the addition of sea salt seems to be counter intuitive for most people, many experiments have been done and re done with the results showing that you can add a fairly large amount of sea water (about 35L per sq. m) monthly and not increase the salinity of the soil significantly.
this is in part because the addition of the missing minerals create a great nutrient boost to the microorganisms and seems to reduce the numbers of the harmful microorganisms.  
In some of my posts, I mention my own use of Sea-90 sea salt as a way to increase the mineral content of my soil and the flavonoid profiles of my fruit trees and vegetables.

Addendum: any time I talk about sea salt I am meaning non-purified sea salt, that is, salt as it is right from the evaporation pools, before they process it to remove the minerals viewed by the producers as contaminates.
 
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