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Plants respond to sound

Posted by henry_kuska z5 OH (kuska@neo.rr.com) on
Wed, Jul 2, 14 at 9:07

I once had a number of potted roses in my laboratory that I was going to subject to ionizing radiation. Before I got to the experiment, I used an ultrasonic cleaner on some glassware in the same room. All of the roses died.

See:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-07/uom-prt070114.php

Here is a link that might be useful: link for above


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RE: Plants respond to sound

I thought your topic was about playing music to increase growth.

I also wonder if roses respond to threats. Stand next to an underperforming bush with a shovel and say...shape up or else.


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Fascinating, Henry. Thanks for posting this article.


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  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 2, 14 at 12:27

I think they've done experiments with music and plants before and found that they do respond to sounds. I do always talk to my roses, lol!


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Steve, try it with a compost heap. Talk sweetly to the rose, saying something like, "See that compost heap over there? That's where diseased and unproductive plants to to live..." My dad used to love telling the story how his 1954 Ford Delux would run weirdly until he began admiring and talking about newer cars. He claimed that Ford would straighten up and run like a top each time! Couldn't hurt! Kim


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I once played that striptease song for a rose and all its leaves fell off... ;-/


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Then there's the Mythbuster episode where sound didn't matter.


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"I once played that striptease song for a rose and all its leaves fell off... ;-/"
LOL Jim!


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What could I play to my bindweed to kill it off...maybe some real "dark" stuff, like that group The Sisters of Mercy?


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