|We know that plants grow because of sun and water. We now know that plants can communicate and that different types of soil can affect the plants.
|We want to test the germination rate of the leek and how it responds to baseball field dirt, potting soil, and manure (mixed with a little potting soil).
|We think that the potting soil or manure will have the leek grow best. We think the baseball field dirt will do the worst because its mostly sand and sand doesn't hold water or nutrients very well.
|Our plan is to test different types of soil on leek seeds and see if how it grows and how strong and tall the plant will be. We will measure the height of the plants and rate how strong it is daily.
|In conclusion, I believe that we overwatered some of the plants and this could have caused some plants to die. I also found out that they grow faster in more sun and higher temperatures which also could have caused these plants to take longer to germinate. The leeks were also very flimsy and none...
|About this Project
this is the final project I have been working on for the past few weeks and the final thing I believe I will be uploading.
I attempted to send a graph that showed our plants growth over time since we finished the experiment but for some reason I didn't send. I believe that this was a problem from our end.
these are questions we came up with and are going to research about
Why did the baseball field dirt only have 1 plant out of 10 sprout?
How come not many of the plants sprouted and the ones that did take so long?
Why were the plants 3 or more days late to sprouting?
Why are they so skinny?
Why don't they have any leaves?
What kind of plant is a leek?
We have been able to measure almost half of them. Day 13 was the first day that most had started growing.
We have seen some growth today in our plants. It looks like the rest of our plants are starting to germinate also.
The plants growing in manure has been doing the best. Potting soil is also doing well. None of the plants have completely sprouted yet, but they are definitely in the process of growing.
yes everyone else's have sprouted today about 10 have sprouted but the plants are hardly visable we are not even capable of measuring them
I apologize I didn't see your comment till today, you could test things like the thickness of the stems or its roots and other things but we will try to keep it simple and just do the angle it grows at.
we have our plants planted and today is day 4 and none have sprouted the soil is slightly wet so it was probably a little overwatered but is most likely all right.
we believe its important to test the plants strength because it may stand upright in tighter packed soils than loose sand like the baseball field dirt, we suspect those plants wont stay upright due to the "loosness" of the soil.
we made a chart and we will be looking to see if the plant is leaning or not and we will be comparing the angle the plants are leaning at to the chart to determine what grade we give it. A:laying down not upright B: leaning not on the dirt but at about a 45 degree angle C: about a 60-80 degree angle D: vertical, 90 degree angle