Intelligent plants?

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Intelligent plants?

Post: # 291199Post Odsox
Sun May 06, 2018 5:41 pm

I posted a thread on here a while ago about my sweetcorn all flowering at the same time regardless of their maturity.
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I've also read about a single tree in a forest being attacked by pests and all the rest of the trees suddenly start producing their own version of insecticide, but I think my climbing French beans are aware of their surroundings.

I put strings up for my beans a few days ago and I swear I haven't "twiddled" them by hand, but they are nearly all climbing the strings now, even though the strings are a good 3 inches away.
You can see that the beans have, what looks like, headed 90 degrees from upright to get to the string.

I'll have to ask them nicely to put their own strings up next year.
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Post: # 291201Post Flo
Sun May 06, 2018 10:29 pm

Cucumbers usually manage to confer as to whether to grow or die each year. And my runner beans usually manage to avoid the bean poles no matter what instructions I follow without a lot of persuasion.

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Post: # 291202Post Weedo
Mon May 07, 2018 5:28 am

Communication between plants is becoming well documented. I have seen time lapse video of invasive climbers showing them waving the tendrils around until they contact a suitable support.
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Post: # 291208Post Green Aura
Tue May 08, 2018 7:39 am

So basically the plants are taking over and running the show. Probably about time.
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Post: # 291209Post ina
Thu May 10, 2018 4:24 am

Triffids are on the march...
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Post: # 291210Post Odsox
Thu May 10, 2018 11:51 am

If I remember correctly, Triffids were grown for their oil. I don't remember whether they produced edible oil or mineral type oil, but either way well worth growing.
I wonder where you can get seeds?
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Post: # 291221Post MKG
Sat May 12, 2018 10:23 am

Anywhere in Britain except the Isle of Wight if I remember the book correctly. Don't forget to top 'em early.
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