Hot Water And Plant Growth: Effects Of Pouring Hot Water On Plants
The effects of hot or boiling water on plants are well known among many people. However, there are some things which are not so widely known. There have been studies done on the effects of hot or boiling water on plants. Some researchers believe that it might cause damage to plants if they do not receive enough light during the growing season. Others think that it might cause harm to plants if they do not get enough oxygen during the growing season.
Still others say that it is too early to tell whether or not hot or boiling water affects plant growth.
There are several factors which could affect the growth of plants. These include temperature, humidity, light intensity, nutrient levels and other environmental conditions such as pH level. Temperature, humidity and light intensity are all related to each other. When temperatures are high, the air becomes dryer and less oxygen is available to plants. If these conditions continue for long periods of time, then plants will begin to die off because their energy supply is being drained away from them.
If the moisture content of the soil is low, then it will take longer for roots to reach higher areas where they need access to more nutrients. It is necessary for plants to grow upwards towards the sunlight because this process allows them to reach the air which contains more oxygen. Without a steady supply of oxygen, plants will eventually start to die no matter how much water and nutrients are available to them.
Most plants need both water and nutrients in order to survive. However, some plants actually need very little water and can survive in dry conditions for extended periods of time. Most of these plants contain a waxy substance called “cutin” in their outer layer. This substance helps to seal off the porous cells and act as a form of natural waterproofing. They also have very small and skinny leaves which help to minimize the loss of moisture.
Some believe that it is possible for certain plants to be watered just once during their entire lifetime.
The effect of temperature on plant growth is very important. The process of photosynthesis occurs when the chlorophyll in a leaf breaks down the energy in sunlight. This is what provides plants with their energy and is the driving force behind the whole plant. The process can only occur within a specific temperature range and will break down if this balance is disrupted by either too much or too little heat. All living things seem to have a preferred environment where they will thrive.
This may or may not be the same environment that they were born into.
Some plants can survive the freezing temperatures of winter, but will not grow or reproduce until the environment becomes warmer. Other plants will die if the surrounding temperature gets too hot or too cold. Some trees in tropical environments have developed natural methods of cooling themselves in the hot and humid climate. This is a process known as “ventilation” and involves small openings in the trunk which allow cool air to enter the tree while releasing warm air out of it.
Water is absorbed by roots and moves up through the stem of a plant. If you remember from earlier lessons, this process is known as “transpiration”. It is the loss of water through these tiny openings that helps to keep the internal temperature of a plant balanced. When it is hot and dry outside, transpiration helps to keep the humidity around a plant low so that it can photosynthesize properly without overheating. When it is cool outside, transpiration slows down so that the plant does not lose too much water and begin to dehydrate.
Many people believe that plants need sunlight in order to survive. While sunlight is important in order for a plant to grow, it is not essential in the way that most people think. Photosynthesis can actually occur in total darkness if an energy source is added. Some plants are able to absorb energy from other sources such as methane gas or even salt water. It is believed that plants may even be able to absorb small amounts of energy from the earth’s magnetic field.
There are many different types of photosynthesis and plants have evolved with different methods of utilizing light to break down carbon dioxide and produce oxygen.
Some plants are able to survive on the thin rays of light that filter through the thick canopy of leaves far above them. This is known as “stratification” and involves the top layer of a forest getting most of the sunlight that hits it while the layers below it get less and less until there is practically none. The plants in each of these layers have adapted to utilize the small amount of light that is available to them and there are even a few species that can live their whole lives without ever seeing the sun at all. These plants usually live in very shady locations such as under tall trees or in deep caves.
One example of such a plant is edible mushrooms, which grow in dark and damp places. They are one of the few types of plants that can actually survive on mere mold and mildew, but they also need a bit of sunlight to assist them. If you were to take a mushroom from a dark cave and place it in the hot sun to bake, it would soon wilt and die. If you were to take a mushroom from the sun and place it in the dark cave, it would soon die as well. The mushroom needs a moderate amount of sunlight in order to photosynthesize and live.
One of the most interesting types of photosynthesis occurs with the use of fluid-filled bladders. These plants have a very thin layer of fluid surrounding their cells that also helps to trap the sun’s energy and keep the plant alive. The most common of these plants are known as the water lilies and are sometimes seen in marshes or shallow lakes.
Some plants, like the species Acacia nilotica occur in deserts where there is practically no rainfall at all. These plants have developed a way of trapping dew on their leaves so that they do not dry out and die.
The most amazing types of photosynthesis, however, involve the use of bacteria and algae living within the cells of the plant itself. These plants are able to survive in very dark and damp conditions and don’t even need soil to grow! The cells within these plants act as little solar panels for the microbes that live inside of them, providing them with just enough energy so that they don’t die. In return, the microbes provide the plant with nutrients that it would not otherwise be able to get.
There are many thousands of different species of plants that exist throughout the natural world and it would take an entire library to list all of them, but I will mention just a few of the more interesting ones.
The coconut, as we all know, is a large tree-like plant that grows in tropical locations near the ocean. It has a thick outer husk that surrounds a soft layer of fibers. Inside this layer is the true nut, or meat, of the coconut. The husk itself is not harmful to eat, it is actually used to make a great many products.
The saguaro cactus of the American southwest is a large, tree-like plant that can grow up to fifty feet tall! It has a thick green stem that grows in a tapered cone shape. The saguaro grows slowly over the course of a hundred years or more and then blooms only once every decade or so. When it does bloom, it grows magnificent white flowers that stand out dramatically against the plant’s green skin.
Another of the most interesting types of plants is the pineapple. This plant only grows in very sandy soils and could not exist in any other type of environment. It is a very strange plant indeed, having no leaves, no real stem or branches, and no real roots. The pineapple grows from a long, thick root system that burrows down deep into the soil below. From there it sends up a thick stalk that grows straight up until it is tall and sturdy enough to grow leaves and fruit.
These plants are typically served at dinner, and most people are familiar with the taste, but did you know that the pineapple can only be eaten by cooking it with an open flame?
If you were to try to eat one without cooking it first, you would not like the result at all!
Plants are among the most fascinating of all God’s creations. There are so many different types of plants it would take an entire library to describe them all! Some plants have very unusual properties such as the poisonous foxglove that can kill you if you so much as even touch it and the sweet cassava root that can be used as an excellent substitute for sugar.
Some plants have been found to give people special abilities. The deadly nightshade, for example, has been found to improve human sight when eaten in moderate quantities. The mandrake root, when eaten, can give a person the strength of ten men!
The uses for plants are limited only by the human imagination. Some people use them as decorations while others use them for food. Most use them for both and it is thanks to these wonderful creations that man has been able to advance as far as he has today!
“Next up is Steve with sports!”
Ah, sports. One of the greatest inventories of the human imagination. Sports are games that people play in their free time. There are far too many types of sports to list them all, but I will mention a few of the most popular ones.
Most people are familiar with football, baseball, and basketball. These sports involve throwing and catching a ball of some sort and attempting to get it into a goal of some sort. People of all shapes and sizes are able to play these games, which makes them appealing to a very wide audience.
Less common are the less gentle sports such as wrestling, boxing, and kick fighting. These games appeal more to the more aggressive audience and as such they can sometimes lead to injuries severe enough to kill players. These games are not very popular on a wide scale, but they are quite popular at fairs and smaller local events.
“And now it is time for the world headline! But first, here is Bob with the weather.”
The world’s weather is a very interesting subject indeed. Everyone everywhere has experienced it one way or another. Whether you are talking about something as small as rainfall or as large as earthquakes, weather is ever-changing and can affect lives in very dramatic ways.
One of the most important things about weather is rainfall. Most plants cannot live without water, and as such rainfall is necessary for plant life to thrive. It is thanks to the clouds that bring rain that we have the grass we walk on, the apples we eat, and the cows we milk. Without rain, Earth would be a very different place indeed.
Of course, there are also downsides to rain. Flooding, for one, can be very bad for people living near the area affected. Heavy rains can also leave soil too damp to plant in or even cause landslides in steep terrain. Then, of course, there is the lightning. Lightning is a naturally occurring event that frequently accompanies rainstorms.
While lightning rarely hits the ground, when it does it can be very dangerous indeed.
But I’m sure you don’t want to hear me talk about the bad things that can happen in a rainstorm so I will instead skip to the happier topic: Rain is also what causes the spectacular rainbow! Due to the refraction of light within a raindrop, we are able to see a rainbow after a heavy rain. It’s quite the beautiful sight and was a wonder of nature thousands of years before we even understood what was happening.
“And now to today’s world headline! The Duchess of Tarthzithia has officially opened her new school for young ladies, the Tarthzithian Academy.”
The Duchess of Tarthzithia is an interesting woman. While she rules over Tarthzithia, a small duchy in the Zalan Empire, she spends most of her time attempting to improve the place in whatever way she can. This includes the new school she just opened. Her school is unique in that it is one of the very few schools that offer higher education to women. While this has brought the duchy fame, some aren’t too pleased with it.
The general populace seems to think that this is making women too knowledgeable and they’ll soon be wanting to take over the world.
Personally, I can’t see why women wouldn’t want to go to this school. Not only are they allowed to, but it also offers a free education! Too bad I’m not a woman, I’d so go to this place. Well, I’ll just have to settle for keeping up on the news about it.
Anyway, now that you’ve been informed of the world’s weather and important news, it’s time for you to get to work! You’re scheduled for patrol in half an hour. Just remember to keep yourself hydrated and wear lots of sunscreen!
Patrol goes by relatively quickly and without incident. When you get back you have a couple hours until your next shift. Since you don’t really have any other duties, you decide to take a quick nap. Four hours of sleep is probably enough to get by on for now.
Your dreams are another matter entirely. You’re back in that place of endless torment again. You see other people you know suffering the same torment you witnessed before. Their screams of pain fill the air. You want to help them, but you’re helpless to do so.
One of these people includes your younger brother. You watch as a great fiery blade cleaves him in two. His bloodied body is tossed about like a ragdoll and then his upper body is hung from the ceiling like a piñata and repeatedly beaten with clubs. All the while he screams and begs for the pain to stop, but it doesn’t. This goes on until his screams become silent.
You fear that he has died, but that isn’t the case. He is still alive, his body has been mangled so much that he can’t move anymore. All he can do is moan painfully.
You weep as you watch and hear these horrors before you. You’re helpless to do anything for any of them. Then suddenly your own torment increases. You feel a hand grab your own right hand and another grabs your left. You look and see that someone has torn the skin off of your hands, revealing bloodied bones.
You hear the screaming of your own voice and it’s getting louder. You can’t drown it out. Then you watch as countless maggots crawl into the bloody crevasses where flesh once was. You shake your hands violently and the maggots fall out, only to be replaced by more.
“NO! MAKE IT STOP!” You scream at the top of your lungs as you wake up. You’re in bed and it’s night, or at least you think it is, you can’t really tell because you’re still in that one room and the only light is from the dim lantern.
You stand and feel your hands. They’re still there and skin still intact. The horrific images from your nightmare still fill your mind though, so you sit back down on the bed and try to calm yourself down.
A wave of dizziness hits you, and you take deep breaths as you wait for it to pass. Something doesn’t feel right about this place. You don’t know how you know it, but something bad is going to happen here.
Suddenly, you hear a muffled scream coming from somewhere. It’s very quiet, but it’s close by. You stand and look around the room, but don’t see anything.
Then you hear the scream again, only it sounds different… closer… like it’s coming from directly behind the wall to your right.
You walk over to it and place your ear against it.
“Help me!” a voice cries from within the wall. “Get me out of here!”
“Hang on, I’m going to get you out,” you say, unsure of how you’re going to do that though. This wall appears to be solid, but you feel around for a hidden switch or lever or something that would open it up.
“Hurry up! They’re coming! Oh God, they’re coming!” the voice says.
Who’s coming? What’s going on?”
you ask, though you don’t expect an answer and you don’t get one. Instead, you just hear screaming and then a splattering of blood and chunks of meat hit the wall and slide down in front of you.
“Jesus Christ!” you exclaim as you stumble backward and fall on your butt.
You lie there in shock for a few minutes as you try to wrap your head around what just happened.
What the hell is going on here?”
you ask yourself aloud, but once again you don’t get an answer.
Desperate for answers, you search the bed room for anything that might help you. There’s nothing though, just the four walls, the wardrobe, and the bed. Though there is one thing that catches your eye.
There’s a small wooden door on the floor that you didn’t notice before. It’s covered with the same carpet as the floor so it blends in pretty well, but there’s no mistaking that it’s a door.
It’s locked tight, but the lock is a simple one and you manage to pick it easily with a bobby pin that you find lying on the floor.
The door opens up to reveal a steep set of stairs. You’ve never been fond of small dark places, but after what you just heard, you’re not sure if you want to go down there. Still, your curiosity gets the better of you and you walk down the stairs into the darkness.
You feel around on the wall for a light switch, but can’t find one. The door above you closes and you are left in total darkness. You reach the bottom of the stairs and feel around, but still can’t find a light switch. Since you’re not going to get far in the darkness, you pull out your phone and turn on the flashlight function as you walk forward.
The tunnel is similar to the one you just left, with bricks on both sides and a dirt floor. As you walk further into it, you see something that makes your blood run cold.
There, scrawled in dried blood on the wall, are the words: “They’re coming.”
Suddenly you hear a baby crying from up ahead. You walk slowly toward where the noise is coming from. The crying gets louder as you approach a chain link fence. Peering through it, you see a young woman pacing back and forth next to a play pen. Inside of it is a crying infant.
The woman stops pacing and looks at you.
“HELP ME!” she screams at you, tears streaming down her face. “PLEASE! GET MY BABY! THEY’RE COMING!
SAVE MY BABY!”
You try to open the fence, but it’s locked. You search your pockets for a bobby pin but don’t find any. Then you think about the door back in the bed room. Maybe you could go back and get your supplies and come back here to help them…
Or you could go for help and come back with agents to save them. Who knows how long that will take though and the woman seems desperate.
You could also try talking to her, see if you can get more information from her before making a decision.
Due to the nature of this choice, there are multiple paths the storyline can go down. To find out what happens you’ll have to try for yourself and choose either option or follow a different path.
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