This week’s episode of Coma Niddy University is about Climate Change. There’s a lot of debate about our impact on the planet. Regardless, we only have one planet. So whether we affect the weather or not, we’ve got to get our act to together. Climate Change is happening and we must act responsibly.
In this week’s episode of Coma Niddy University we talk about plants.
It is known that plants can communicate using light, chemicals, and touch. But do plants talk to each other?
Gardeners tend to grow basil as a companion plant. Apparently basil is friendly, improving the health of its neighbors. Sending positive signals to it’s partners, rooting for its friends. [x]
A study puts this communication to the test. Researchers planted chilli pepper seeds near the friendly basil. The basil however was blocked from all known forms of plant communication. Regardless of the barriers, the chilli pepper seeds germinated faster when close to basil. [x]
Without light, chemicals, or physical touch, how did the plants communicate?