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Do You Talk To Plants?

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2. Plants Talking to People:

This is more interesting to me, since perhaps as a human I can learn something.

All ancient cultures insisted their knowledge of plant medicines came from the plants themselves and not through trial-and-error experimentation.

Less well-known is that many Western people made this same assertion; people like Luther Burbank, who developed the potatoes you probably eat in fries or potato chips.

A recent book in this area is The Secret Teachings of Plants by Stephen Harrod Buhner. It is one of the best books on health I have even read. You can read my review of his book here: Randy’s Relationship With Plants.

Diana also interviewed him (listen here):

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Stephen not only reveals some amazing facts about how our bodies work but also concrete lessons on how to directly communicate with them.

3.  Plants Talking to Plants:

“Everyone knows plants react to light and scientists also know that plants use volatile chemicals to communicate with one another, for instance, when danger, such as a herbivore approaches” says Monica Gagliano from the University of Western Australia.

She showed that maize plants make teeny tiny clicking noises with their roots and bend their roots towards similar sounds. Who would have imagined?

What do you think? Do you talk with plants? Do they talk back?

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Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).

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2:22PM PDT on Aug 31, 2012

Fantastic article. There's more to life than we currently know, thanks for sharing. I gotto go talk to my plants now.

3:59AM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

I read that Indians in Canada/America used to apologize to plants, such as trees, which they cut down and say thank you.
I buy my vegetables, but I follow the Indians' example and remember to give a thought to and thank them for giving me nourishment.

3:50AM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

Yup, have always talked to plants and indulge in tree hugging too. Don't know if they feel better for it, but I certainly do. :)

2:48PM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

I rarely talk to plants, but thanks to this article I will be more so. I look forward to my vegie and flower garden growing better now. I was told years ago that plants respond to you talking to them. I wonder what a tree feels like when it's cut down.

8:57PM PDT on Aug 5, 2012

Where do we think the notion of faeries came from?

2:33AM PDT on Aug 1, 2012

As someone once said "Vegetarians must really, really hate plants!"
Everything we eat is or has been alive. So, actually, eating a purely meat diet would be less unkind.
I talk to my plants sometimes. Often, when a plant hasn't been doing too well I tell it I'm going to pull it up. Amazingly (or not?) it suddenly decides it want to grow again.

8:25AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Fascinating and intriguing. Plants are always a tranquil part of Nature, love to be in the presence of ferns in a forest as their leaves lightly dance in a light breeze.

Meat eaters are often admonished for our diet (mine being organically raised) but those eating only veggies and fruit seem to believe their diet is superior because in their view plants feel no pain when taken from the ground to be consumed. Who really knows?

Plants are likely far more complex than we know and often people can only empathize with life forms closest to ourselves.

Death metal plant growth? Fascinating, wonder what they think of jack hammers and construction sounds? Chalk on a black board?

Do we hear plants talk? The carrots were blaming the lettuce for something as I walked by but carrots are so very prone to gossip given all the stress of the rabbits hopping in the garden trying to eat them,

11:04AM PDT on Jul 29, 2012

I love talking to my plants, they are living entities anyway

9:00AM PDT on Jul 28, 2012

I'll believe it when there's a NOVA episode about it.

4:27PM PDT on Jul 27, 2012

I have always had an affinity for plants over all other things. Talking to plants is beneficial not to mention that they access all the excess carbon we exhale and create oxygen for us. No plants = no us.

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