Since Salt Lake and the Dead Sea are not conducive to life, then saline solution is antibiotic and reducing saline opens the door to disease.
“Salt Cedars (Tamarix) might be planted to mine … salts, themselves being used in the production of fuel and fertilizer (somewhat salty).”
It is a simple matter to use containers to prevent these from becoming invasive. They can also be harvested to extract the salt from them.
Some bacteria are acidophilic, meaning they love acid and often hate alkaline baking soda. Bacteria that love baking soda may hate acid.
Most life requires some salt, but enough salt will kill anything.
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There is still some fiber left, but it is richly rotten.
These weeds were collected from our yard and soaked in a bucket of water in our greenhouse over the winter. We weeded anyway, so the only added work was filling the bucket with water and leaving it in our greenhouse.