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Name: megan
Status: student
Grade: 6-8
Location: TX
Country: N/A
Date: 1/20/2005


Question:
Does a plant need some darkness to grow?


Replies:
Generally, it depends upon the species (kind) of plant. Some seeds have a darkness requirement for germination. Most plants need some hours of darkness to trigger flowering. The following might be useful.

http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/bot00/bot00536.htm

http://www.kidsgardening.com/onlinecourse/sneakpreview.htm

http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/hortihints/0012b.html

Anthony Brach Ph.D.



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