Since mid spring I’ve guessed my garden plants are growing taller, bluebells seem taller, daffodills, as does Leucojum (spring snowflake) tulips too but what prompted me to log in and write a quick post re garden plants seemingly taller this year was seeing a few minutes ago the burgeoning and soon to flower Aqueliga in my garden, definitely taller.
This apparent phenomena has bugged me for a couple of months now. Fertiliser or nitrogen has not been applied, other than a dressing of fish blood and bone which I do twice a year anyway. We know that with inc CO2 initially things will grow bigger, it acts as a nitrogen feed but after a certain point is the enemy of growing plants, soft useless growth and eventually the plant is strangled so to speak. Realise combined plant/tree demise and the loss of ocean algae ie diatoms will be the end of us, this is a truism, undeniable planetary mechanics and interactions of this beautiful chemistry set called planet Earth. Its an incredibly fortunate and harmonious mix we have of atmospheric gases and things (and us) that can function in such a scenario. Luck or God, I’m not sure and increasingly plumb for the latter.
As is usual the scientists seem behind the curve, theres only so many waking hours and googling for things is increasingly my less preferred activity.