It’s officially Summer 2018! 🎉
If you’re in New England, that means the days of short-shorts and flip-flops are upon us. It also means the temperature outside can get a little too hot, and the air a little too hard to breath. Oh, Summer
Now that it’s summertime, it got me thinking about hydration. Specifically, I wanted to learn more about how plants actually drink.
If there’s one thing I want to impress upon you, it’s that how plants drink water is freaking AMAZING and one of the coolest things in nature.
I'm going to try a little experiment here. I've taken the blog article and split it into multiple mini-blogs, so that it will be easier to digest in bite sizes. It's kind of a spur of the moment thing, so we'll see how it goes.
Ready to learn? Let’s go.
This blog post is part of a series on how plants drink water. You can navigate to any post in the series by using the menu here:
- Pass me the water, please. 💦
- The root of the matter. 🧐
- Oh xylem, my xylem. 😍
- Transpiration: take a breath. 🤭
- Water sticks together. 😛
- Cohesion: water that sticks together, evaporates together. 🤯
- Adhesion: liquids stick to the surface of their container. 🤮
- How do these forces work together? 🤔
- Final Thoughts 🙌