The science is in: Plants love music. Classical music, to be exact.

A few decades back, the big revelation was that plants grew better if you talked to them. Nothing really magic, this, because talking at close range blasts carbon dioxide at them. Now, though, talking to plants is an established thing for people who want to have green thumbs.

So what’s this about plants liking music? Apparently they like music–classical music, to be specific.

“Plants love music, but not just any music. They have a taste for classical. Not only have researchers proven that crop yields increase, but growth is enhanced when plants are exposed to classical music.

“You may need a little convincing, so here are some interesting findings to broaden your horizons. After you’re done with this article, you may opt for some more Mozart while at home.

“Winemaker Giancarlo Cignozzi plays Mozart to his grape vines because he knows they like it.”

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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