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Plants Talk . Here's How !

 
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Interesting article :

http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2014/04/29/307981803/plants-talk-plants-listen-here-s-how
 
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hmmm, I have a lot of sagebrush, Some will go into hugels, I will have to observe more closely to see how the sagebrush is communicating.
 
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"In the lab version, as the animal's teeth ripped the sage leaves, scientists watched the sage plant send a chemical signal into the air, and watched as a nearby tobacco plant picked up the signal and then emitted an odor that was noxious to the animal — strong enough to repel the antelope — protecting itself, and, arguably, helping the sage."

This is very interesting! Perhaps with the right combination of plants we could build a chain reaction garden defense system!
 
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