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Plants talk, plants listen.

NEXT TIME WE SMELL THAT SCENT AFTER FRESH CUT GRASS OR PICKING FLOWERS, NOW WE KNOW IT IS A PLANT SCREAMING. When a leafy plant is under attack, it doesn't sit quietly. Back in 1983, two scientists, Jack Schultz and Ian Baldwin, reported that young maple saplings getting bitten by insects release a spurt of chemicals that float through the air. You and I wouldn't notice, but these chemicals carry a slight odor that neighboring plants can detect. It's a little like a silent scream. The chemicals the plants pump through the air are a blend of organic molecules — alcohols, aldehydes, ketones and esters — known as volatile organic compounds, VOCs for short. They pump out attractants — perfumes designed to lure...

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Growing Hydroponic Micro Greens at home

For this tutorial you will need: - Seeds: You can use almost any vegetable seed to grow microgreens (some are tastier than others, though), but a lot of companies offer special microgreen seed mixes that are a great option for first-timers. They have a nice variety of tastes, textures and nutrition. Plastic food container or Recycled salad lettuce container  Paper towel or napkin  Hobby knife or box cutter  Optional spray bottle Below are all the supplies you we will need Step #1  Cut along container top with an exacto knife carefully. The sides you will need to cut are the longest lengths of our container top as shown below.  Step #2  Tuck paper towel in through slits we just cut as shown below. Step # 3 Fill container with fresh spring water allowing the flaps of the paper...

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