Simulated seawater flooding decreases growth of vegetable seedlings

Scientists evaluated plant growth responses of 10 vegetables to simulated seawater flooding. The plants were flooded with SSW or tap water for 24 hours and grown subsequently for 2 weeks in a greenhouse. Spinach, eggplant, and tomato were the most tolerant, while Chinese cabbage, Chinese greens, and cucumber were the least tolerant species to simulated seawater flooding.