Science: G.I. Garden Sass

Even on barren island outposts like Ascension or Iwo Jima the G.I. had his garden sass. Hydroponics made it possible. Before World War II this scientific art of growing plants without soil in chemically treated water had been mostly Sunday supplement stuff. But the Army had read the supplements. It put hydroponics to work.

In Japan last week the Eighth Army had abuilding the largest project yet: 55 acres at Chofu, 15 miles from Tokyo on the Tawa River; 25 acres at Otsu, six miles north of Kyoto on Lake Biwa. It hoped to harvest...

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