New Study Reveals How Different Music Affects Plant Growth

An awesome recent study shows just how powerful the effect of music can be. When certain music, high pitched tones, or songs of birds make the plant vibrate, at a frequency that is not exactly that of calcium resonance, the stomata open after a certain time, even if the plant would normally kept closed.

Tests have shown that a fertilizer applied to the leaves of the plant will have more effect on its development and growth if its stomata are wide open. This is logical: the plants absorb the fertilizer given to the leaves by their stomata. Different combinations of frequency and fertilizer are available for several types of crops.

The musical effect of the proteodies is limited to at most some notes, however, that does not mean that the music in general does not affect the growth of the plants. Recent experiments have shown that music increases plant growth by 25% to 60%.

Plants are living beings: they therefore have a sensitivity of their own. The plant is born, grows, lives, dies or thrives, dries up, then dies. So, it has a cycle of life very similar to that of animals, or even to that of humans.

The sensitivity of a plant is perfectly expressed through its reactions against the environment; for example, a plant growing in a humid valley does not have the same hostile reactions against its environment as a plant exposed to the wind and living on a desiccated plain.

Plants prefer classical music…

Plants react positively to the classical music, but no, for example, to the heavy metal.

Does music have any effect on plant growth, if so what are they?

In recent years, farmers have noticed that following the exposure of music on their plants the volume of their plantations has evolved exponentially. This allowed them to have tomatoes, zucchini, beans and all kinds of fruits and vegetables almost twice the size of their usual volume.

In order to demonstrate that music has an effect on plants, an experiment was carried out consisting of growing for one and a half weeks a plantation of beans in three different cases:

  • The first case will be a witness experiment where we do not expose the plants to music.
  • The second case will be when plants are exposed to 1 min of music per day.
  • The third case is when plants are exposed to 5 minutes of music a day.

The observed results are as follows:

It can be seen in the first case that the plants grew an average of 11.8 cm for a week and a half.

In the second case, the plants exposed to 1 min of music a day, one grew on average of 13.6 cm during 1 week and a half.

In the third case, the plants exposed to 5 min of music per day, one grew on average of 20.5 cm during 1 week and a half.

Experimental observation of growth

In recent years, farmers have noticed that following the exposure of music on their plants the volume of their plantations has evolved exponentially. This allowed them to have tomatoes, zucchini, beans and all kinds of fruits and vegetables almost twice the size of their usual volume.

In order to demonstrate that music has an effect on plants, an experiment was carried out consisting of growing for one and a half weeks a plantation of beans in three different cases:

  • The first case will be a witness experiment where we do not expose the plants to music.
  • The second case will be when plants are exposed to 1 min of music per day.
  • The third case is when plants are exposed to 5 minutes of music a day

Advances in Effects of Sound Waves on Plants:

It is at the heart of the plant, and more particularly of the cell of the plant, that there is a possible answer. Indeed the sound waves would act directly on the translation which is carried out by the ribosomes in the cytoplasm of the cell.

However, only certain specific frequencies could resonate with these vibrations and thus make the plant grow faster. This is how we come to Joël Sternheimer‘s table which indicates the influence of sound waves on amino acids according to the notes issued, and which we used for our experiments, creating a “partition” ourselves. These notes have been chosen to have an impact on as many amino acids as possible.

The effects of music changing the shape of water?

If you have a garden outdoors then you most likely use a garden hose to water the plants. The material in the hose can have a big impact on the plants as well and cause the music to produce different sound waves, while vibrating in the channel of the garden hose.

Another big factor in plant growth that most people don’t consider is the material of the container that holds the water. Ideally you would want something like glass but I can’t think of a garden hose being made of glass. I found that the new metal garden hose is an ideal medium for water to pass through, after some study. Probably better than most of the rubbers that contain a lot of chemicals.

As always do you own study on the style of garden hose you want to use as many of them can be dangerous to use for drinking nowadays.

Conclusion: Plants Not Exposed to music Vs. Exposed to music

Scientists like Dorothy Retallack did an experiment in 1969 on two series of the same plant. This experiment consisted, at first, in putting a series of plants called mc1 under the sound effect of classical music and in a second time, in putting a second series of identical plants named mr1 under the sound effect of the rock type music.

From this experience we can say that music leads to increased growth of plants. Nevertheless, we cannot say that all music is beneficial for plants. Indeed, after experimenting with different music on plants, scientists have noticed that some music was beneficial and others had destructive effects on plants. We can clearly see a clear difference between the growth of the two plants.