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Will Tomato Plants grow if they are watered (gooned) with Goon? This question had been plaguing me for some time. Would they grow? Would they grow better? Would the alcohol cause some kind of hybrid alcoholic tomatoes? Or would they die?
I was pretty sure they were going to die, but I wanted to see it for myself.
Plants are made up of about 90% water, they use it to prevent wilting and in the process of photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the process used by green plants (as well as other organisms) to convert light energy into chemical energy for fuel. The plant will use sunlight to evaporate water held inside its leaves in a process called transpiration. The water evaporates leaving behind carbon dioxide which the plant uses to create sugars for energy.
An average wine is made up of approximately 85% water – would the plant be able to extract this water and use it in photosynthesis? Only time would tell.
The experiment would be conducted as simply as possible. Four tomato plants were purchased. One was planted in a pot marked red, one in a pot marked white and two were planted in a pot marked water. The three pots would be watered (gooned) once a day with their respective liquids over a number of days to see which plant would grow better or if they would grow at all.
As the figures show the plants did not do too well. Weak. The plants almost immediately began to wilt, which happens when there is not enough water inside the plant. A hydrated plant will have good pressure inside its cells causing the plant to stand up straight and strong, low pressure from a dehydrated plant will cause wilting.
Over the next few days the plants got worse, except of course for the watered plant. It almost seemed like a look into my insides and what goon was doing to me. When the two plants finally passed away we gave them a proper burial and moved on with our lives.
What we didn’t expect is that all the goon we had been pouring over the duration of the experiment had caused hundreds of ants, they were everywhere. We sprayed them off and moved on with our lives.
No they will not grow… they will die.
USCB SCIENCELINE, why do plants need water?, date viewed 28/02/2014, http://scienceline.ucsb.edu/getkey.php?key=3551