Biology Question #330

kristy, a 14 year old female from the Internet asks on February 6, 1998,

Which plants would be good to use in an experiment testing different types of plant foods on different types of plants?

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The answer

Barry Shell answered on February 6, 1998

Try a variety of things:

  1. Bean (a legume)
  2. Corn (a grass)
  3. Carrot (a vegetable) Use a seed or a root
  4. Radish (different vegetable)
  5. Avocado (has a big seed)
  6. Radish seeds you can get at the supermarket and they grow fast. For corn use a piece of unpopped popcorn. For a bean, look in the cupboard. For an avocado, get one at the store and put the seed half in water and half out. A carrot and a potato will grow if you put a piece on a plate in water. After they start growing, try your fertilizer. Keep good notes and have fun.


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