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Do plants reboot?

Postby Canadian Ent » Sep 02, 2013 5:36 pm

Do they?

I mean after they go dormant and come back in the spring does anything "reset"

For example, I have two yews in close proximity. One did well this year and put on new growth. The other went slightly yellow, dropped some needles, and had no new growth. I think it was some sort of mineral deficiency. Is there a chance in the spring that it will "reboot" and come back?

Does this go for other plants and trees?
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Re: Do plants reboot?

Postby davefrombc » Sep 02, 2013 7:09 pm

In a sense , plants reboot every year. They go through the growth, seed production and return to dormancy every year. If the cycle is interrupted for some reason they can suffer for it; just as our computers do not perform well if the cycle of boot up and use/ shut down is not followed properly.. Yes, a plant may not do well one year because of environmental factors, temperature , moisture, and insect damage / fertility problems , but the next year may see them closer to ideal for them and they can then make up for the lost year. A plant that isn't allowed to go dormant when it is part of its natural cycle will suffer for it just as a lousy spring or early frosts in the fall before can also affect its growth during the summer .
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Re: Do plants reboot?

Postby Ian66 » Sep 02, 2013 8:30 pm

Well said, Dave.....
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