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Posts Tagged ‘how plants grow

22
Apr
09

Auxins, geotropism & upside down tomatoes

green-tomatoes-stunt-action-upside-down-shotI may be a little obsessive but tomatoes are on my mind again…

Upside-down tomato plant hanging contraptions have been hanging around for years and I’m a bit skeptical. bit skeptical. I’ve heard lots of people marvel over them but I’ve not seen a pic of the plants actually growing in them. The only pics I’ve seen have clearly been taken for advertising purposes when the plants are in full fruit. Do upside down tomato plants work?

My heart always goes “Oooo, that looks nice”. But my head goes, “but what about the auxins?” Auxins are hormones that control aspects of plant growth – things like the flowering, fruiting, bulb formation, dormancy etc.

More on auxins after the jump, along with links to how to test these mad ramblings…

Continue reading ‘Auxins, geotropism & upside down tomatoes’

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19
Nov
08

Photosynthesis

photosynthesisWant to know how photosynthesis works? Spend 5 minutes watching this illustrated presentation showing you how it’s done.

Aren’t things so much easier to understand when illustrated?




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