The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening Science - Soils, Manure and the Environment
Chapter: Chapter 3: Heat, Light and Electricity

The influence light on vegetation,

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1345. Whatever may be the cause of the influence which light has on vegetation, there can be no doubt that it is very considerable. Thus, plants kept in darkness, but supplied with heat, air, and moisture, grow for a short time, but they never gain their natural colours; their leaves are white and pale, and their juices watery and peculiarly saccharine.