Well that explains it
Saturday October 21st 2023, 9:26 pm
Filed under: Food,Garden

Don’t know if you can read it, but the Washington Post had a fascinating article on how plants under attack communicate with each other and fight back, blocking germs, making things taste bad for bugs, etc.

Several people in the comments highly recommended the book, “Braiding Sweetgrass,” by a Native American who’s a botany professor. As someone who almost majored in botany, the descriptions were too compelling to pass up and a copy is now on its way here.

If any of you’ve already read it I’d love to hear your take on it.

Meantime, I can just picture the first brussels sprouts plant in the row shouting out to its peers as the harvester comes through, I’m a goner! Save yourselves! and the rest going, We’re on it!

If you don’t like them that must be why.

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Very interesting! I’ve got Braiding Sweetgrass on my list for the library. Another good one about plant communication is Finding the Mother Tree by Suzanne Simard.

Comment by DebbieR 10.24.23 @ 8:58 am

Braiding Sweetgrass is a delightful book. I have been working my way through it chapter by chapter over a year now, savoring the wisdom it contains.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do/am!

Comment by wildknits 10.30.23 @ 2:03 pm

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