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Do Plants Grow Faster Listening To Music?


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#1 tossy

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 03:13 AM

I'm interested in plantation. I heard that playing music helps plants grow. Does playing music, talking help plants grow? Or, should we leave them alone?

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 03:24 AM

That's absurd!

If you can find out how this can help them in their development, then I will agree with you. This is something that I won't agree with unless I have good evidence.

But to answer your question, it doesn't. How could it?

There are other ways to make your plant's grow - Google is your friend there. (Maybe even Thoughtvent? I think there is a section of gardening. :thumbsup:

#3 nigglesnush85

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 04:46 AM

I remember reading about this a while back. I can't remember who it was but they got three or four plants and put them in different rooms with very similar conditions. One was listening to classical music, the other rock n roll and the other was empty.

After a while they found that the plant listening to classical music had grown faster and larger than the others. It was suggested that leaving classical music playing near a plant would increase its growth rate.
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Posted 21 July 2008 - 07:06 AM

Ok, but how is the question. Now I am sort of half agreeing with this. If we could find out how, I will agree.

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 09:34 AM

Surley it would need extensive testing, not just the one example nigglesnush85 has provided. Of course, Prince Charles believes speaking to his plants helps them.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-47...s-discover.html

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 10:50 AM

"Mythbusters" took this on in season 2.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MythBusters_(...lking_to_Plants
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Posted 21 July 2008 - 11:53 AM

If for some reason you want to kill your plants, play them anything by McFly. :thumbsup:

#8 JohnWho

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 01:53 PM

Well, I've heard that plants really like CO2!

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 09:55 PM

For a 6th grade science project-way back in the dark ages-I actually set up plants in different parts of the house to test this theory.
The results, there was no real difference in the growth rate of the plants, although the one exposed to Mozart was a bit taller than the others. I used Mozart, Beatles, Big Band, and Country music. The only plant that died was the one that had to listen to Elvis.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 08:24 AM

I've had times where I was sure I would die if I had to listen to Elvis.

In any event, anecdotal information such as Prince Charles' talking to his plants and other examples here is worth very little. Scientific study is the only way. I would say that people put music by their plants or talked to them are also people who love their plants and take good care of them otherwise.

My experience with plants is that if given half a chance, and the basics of care, they will tend to grow whenever and where ever possible.
strictly anecdotal, though.

Edited by Sharonsthere, 23 July 2008 - 08:26 AM.

intelligence has far fewer practical applications than I thought.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 09:12 AM

In any event, anecdotal information such as Prince Charles' talking to his plants and other examples here is worth very little.



Well, you put 'anecdotal', so obviously it means nothing. It was supposed to be a joke.

Edited by KingOfIdiocy, 23 July 2008 - 09:19 AM.


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Posted 24 July 2008 - 09:46 AM

that's odd, I had gone back and corrected the spelling almost immediately. Of course it's anecdotal. Obviously I did not hit a correct button.

So sorry that you felt I was attacking your post. I was not.

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intelligence has far fewer practical applications than I thought.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 09:56 AM

So sorry that you felt I was attacking your post. I was not.

S


Sorry, I guess I am over sensitive.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 01:22 AM

I wonder what the favorite type of music is for each type of plant? Do certain plants have preferences over other plants?

The plants in the greenhouse with the recording of classical music grew better, while the plants in the greenhouse with the recording of intense death metal grew best of all.

and here smart humans like classical and smart plants like death metal. ha talk about irony. :thumbsup:




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