November 19, 2007

All I Want for Christmas is About a Dozen of These

Johnson CO2 Generator
Fertilizes greenhouse air - easy and inexpensive to install
The Johnson CO2 Generator automatically provides the carbon dioxide to meet maximum growing potentials - and operates for only pennies a day. The Johnson Generator can easily be installed in any greenhouse. No expensive ductwork is necessary and CO2 is diffused evenly without supplemental fans.

Plants must absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) in combination with water, soil nutrients and sunlight to produce the sugars vital for growth. A shortage of any of these requirements will retard the growing process. Normally there are approximately 300 parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere; when this level is increased to over 1 ,000 ppm, results are higher production and better plant quality. The Johnson Generator provides up to 1,500 ppm per unit in an average 24' x 200' greenhouse or an equivalent 50,000 cu. ft. volume based on one air change per hour.

Yes, 12 of these placed around my front yard with a large sign of features and benefits (for educational purposes) would certainly be just the thing for inducing coronary arrest among my neighbors here on Queen Anne in Seattle.

[Via Tim Blair]

Posted by Vanderleun at November 19, 2007 9:19 AM
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Get someone to read it to you slowly, and notice that they are specifically intended for use inside enclosed greenhouses containing large volumes of growing plants, not in the open environment. Then please do buy 12 of them, install them as directed in an enclosed space, and go stand in it. It will certainly be, as you predict, educational. Good for the environment, too.

Posted by: Kevin T. Keith at November 19, 2007 8:58 PM

Well said Kevin. There is also fairly good evidence that plants force-fed CO2 actually produce less of the nutritious stuff that we eat vegetables for, and a heck of a lot more water gets forced into their tissues. In other words, what you get is bigger, and possibly better-looking, veggies with less nutrition. Triumph of looks over substance. Should go down a storm in America.

Incidentally, the same applies to veggies grown with artificial fertilisers vs. organically. Probably applies to GM veg, too.

Posted by: Fletcher Christian at November 20, 2007 11:23 AM

Touchy, touchy, Kevin. The point is not to kill myself, but to kill the entire human race by doing what I can to raise the sea level 15,000 feet. I just want to make the Earth safe for the giant squid.

If you were a right-thinking environmentalist you'd be ordering a gross.

Posted by: vanderleun at November 20, 2007 12:21 PM