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Jimmy Pardo
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So I really like music. I can't imagine a person who does not. It makes us feel...alive. So my question is how can we harness this energy in our living spaces or our gardens? Are harmonic sound diets and specific light diets the next step in creating the happiest and healthiest crops? I think so and here's several reasons why.

Go buy some wind chimes or listen to the ones you own. Not all, but most wind chimes ring out with a harmonious G and/or C notes. This is because G and C are notes that have shown the most calming effects in humans. "Ahh...the soothing sound of wind chimes...I feel so......free", but then suddenly you awake from your nice dream to hear that god awful buzzing of an alarm clock. You know, the one that seems to trigger some awful sensation that almost makes you bash your head in with a hammer, yeah that one. I hate that sound. Even when I hear it on the TV or radio, BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ, it sucks. So certain harmonies, single notes, vibrations, have different effects on humans. But what about plants? Do they react as we do when exposed to these sounds? I'm quite sure they do and this is one aspect of gardening and living, for that matter, that I think many humans are not utilizing. If you are still in the mindset of, "Plants are plants and what the hell do they need music for", you might have to just slow your human self and sit down with a plant for some time. These are living creatures. Until you acknowledge this you will always short change yourself when it come to the harvest, both of edible fruit and the fruit in your life. I found this pretty interesting.

The Sophisticated Musical Tastes of Plants

Through their animated responses to classical and heavy rock music, plants further divulge their preferences. In studies of plants exposed to heavy rock music, the plants not only grew away from the music source, but some grew either abnormally tall and put out excessively small leaves or remained stunted. In some cases the plants died. When classical music was played to the plants, the plants grew toward the music source with healthy growth. The same plants, marigolds, who died when listening to rock music, flowered when listening to classical music. The authors report, "the rock-stimulated plants were using much more water than the classically entertained vegetation, but apparently enjoying it less, since examination of the roots revealed that soil root growth was sparse in the rock group, whereas in the classical group, root growth was thick, tangled and about four times as long."


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So I was curious if anyone out there has had first hand accounts of this. Like a mural near a garden or perhaps you play some Dylan for your tomatoes. I'd love to hear about it.
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Leah Sattler
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My grandma swore her ferns liked to listen to music and she sang to them  they were nice.
 
rose macaskie
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Love rock, i find classical too terribly, sort of, whats meant to be feminine. I always meant to think classical was best but i find i don't often even like it anymore, can't undestand the plants. Just heard Thug or somehhing thug or thug something, hip hop, on the Daily Show really liked it. agri rose macaskie.
 
Brenda Groth
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i think there is a big difference in the genre....say for instance..i can't stand the rock music that has screaming and loud thumping i it but i loved Jimi Hendrix and Led Zephlin..

I think some rock music is beautiful and actually soothing..and some rock music is hideous..

same thing goes for some classical music and other genre

i know that i pull away and do not thrive with some of the rock that my  husband loves too
 
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