[Plant-education] "Expert Says Hard Liquor Helps Houseplants"

David R. Hershey dh321 at excite.com
Wed Apr 5 18:30:49 EST 2006

Major news websites rarely have stories about plant research so thought
this story might be of interest to the group.

Expert Says Hard Liquor Helps Houseplants

This type of research might make a good student project or lab
exercise. Students often have an interest in irrigating plants with
human beverages.

Here's the research article the story was based on:

Miller, W.B. and Finan, E. 2006. Root-zone Alcohol Is an Effective
Growth Retardant for Paperwhite Narcissus. HortTechnology 16: 294-296.

David R. Hershey

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