Article: Can a Gardener Become a Plant Whisperer? Talking to your Tomatoes: Oh No!!

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By Larry Rettig on June 23, 2011

Research conducted at the fringes of any field often appears wacky, if not downright absurd. But is it really?

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ImageSharon
Jun 23, 2011 6:49 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
You mean I've wasted my time all these years talking to my plants? How devastating.
Here I thought all this time that these hundreds of daylilies were blooming just because I talked with them all through spring.

Interesting, though, all of it. Don't you think?

Thanks for sharing your research with us. Wish I were there to enjoy all those tomatoes that are growing in your garden. Fun article!
ImageLarryR
Jun 23, 2011 7:04 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Thanks, Sharon. Don't fret just yet. The jury is still out on this one. Wouldn't it be fun if talking to plants actually turned out to be beneficial?!
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
As a gardener: When planning for a year, I plant corn. When planning for decades, I plant trees. When planning for life, I train and educate people.


Website: https://cottageinthemeadow.plantfans.com/
ImageSharon
Jun 23, 2011 7:07 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Even if they find it isn't beneficial, I'll probably still talk to mine.

The thing is, they don't talk back, so no arguing!!
ImageLarryR
Jun 23, 2011 7:17 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Hilarious!
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
As a gardener: When planning for a year, I plant corn. When planning for decades, I plant trees. When planning for life, I train and educate people.


Website: https://cottageinthemeadow.plantfans.com/
KAMasud
Jul 17, 2013 9:57 AM CST
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri.
Talking, touching, looking after Shrug! . I don't know, I play with my cacti bare handed and they never bite back Blinking
Larry I tip my hat to you.
Regards,
Arif.
ImageLarryR
Jul 18, 2013 11:09 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Hilarious!
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
As a gardener: When planning for a year, I plant corn. When planning for decades, I plant trees. When planning for life, I train and educate people.


Website: https://cottageinthemeadow.plantfans.com/

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