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Offline AlondraSDSU

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How does acid effect plant growth?
« on: 06/11/2002 02:17:29 »
If you were to fertilize a plant with, say, coca-cola, how would it effect the plant's growth?


 

Offline paulat

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Re: How does acid effect plant growth?
« Reply #1 on: 06/11/2002 17:50:43 »
Are you serious ? Have you seen what cola does to teeth and car paintwork ? That stuff's like painstripper !
 

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Re: How does acid effect plant growth?
« Reply #2 on: 06/11/2002 17:52:58 »
Yes, but coke has got a lot of phosphate in it (as phosphoric acid) so it should help the plants to grow better !!!

(See John Emsley's book - reviewed at :

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/html/books/chemistry.htm

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Re: How does acid effect plant growth?
« Reply #3 on: 06/11/2002 17:55:09 »
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Originally posted by paulat

Are you serious ? Have you seen what cola does to teeth and car paintwork ? That stuff's like painstripper !



I take it you mean PAINTstripper !
 

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Re: How does acid effect plant growth?
« Reply #4 on: 08/11/2002 01:16:56 »
Quite funny that the title for the thread is "how does acid affect plant growth"

I had visions of some hippy type applying LSD to spice up the foliage in the garden a bit !
 

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Re: How does acid effect plant growth?
« Reply #5 on: 08/11/2002 01:18:33 »
Mate - you ain't seen the 'herbs' growing in MY garden !!
 

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Re: How does acid effect plant growth?
« Reply #6 on: 08/11/2002 01:23:36 »
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Mate - you ain't seen the 'herbs' growing in MY garden !!



Then you might be interested in the recent news (posted in the medicine questions yesterday) that cannabis is soon to be released for medicinal purposes in the UK. At the moment it is still outlawed. I guess you were only growing it for 'research' purposes ?!
 

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Re: How does acid effect plant growth?
« Reply #7 on: 08/11/2002 01:25:42 »
What ? What research is there to do on mint, thyme, parsley etc ?!

What do you take me for ?!!!
 

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