5 thoughts on “Flower-4”

  1. Isn’t it amazing how quickly and beautifully things grow? It is hard to believe it is the same plant.

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  2. It is.  And those clever plants grow and develop during the hours of night, after spending the day taking up photons and using them to make internal energy stores.  Come out in the morning and what do you see?  – something a plant has grown and deployed overnight.

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  3. jzdro:
    It is.  And those clever plants grow and develop during the hours of night, after spending the day taking up photons and using them to make internal energy stores.  Come out in the morning and what do you see?  – something a plant has grown and deployed overnight.

    What starts the growing process? There is light at other times but there seems to be a switch that turns on and the plant changes quickly in a matter of days.

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  4. When there is enough accumulated cellular fuel, and the anabolic biochemical cascades are all set up and ready to go, and the outside temperature and the moisture conditions are right for that plant, the switches turn on.

    Plus you have to be not looking.

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  5. Sorry – I don’t mean to imply that they only grow during the night.  It’s just that when you hover anxiously over a tomato plant during the daytime, you do get frustrated because you don’t see anything happening.  But if you check a plant in the morning and then again at evening, you’ll notice things have happened during the day.

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