How plants drink water: intro 😄

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. 

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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:

  1. Pass me the water, please. 💦
  2. The root of the matter. 🧐
  3. Oh xylem, my xylem. 😍
  4. Transpiration: take a breath. 🤭
  5. Water sticks together. 😛
  6. Cohesion: water that sticks together, evaporates together. 🤯
  7. Adhesion: liquids stick to the surface of their container. 🤮
  8. How do these forces work together? 🤔
  9. Final Thoughts 🙌

 


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