Hibernation and dormancy of plants

Although at first glance it may seem otherwise, plants and animals are very similar in many ways. They, from the first moment they germinate, must grow, develop, flourish and bear fruit to give way to a new generation. During the process, they also have to fight against each other to be able to capture as much sunlight as possible, protect themselves from insects and microorganisms that can affect them and also from inclement weather .

But, if there is something in which we are really alike, it is that we both have a circadian rhythm; that is, we both respond to the hours of sun. We humans usually wake up in the morning and consume energy until noon; and from that moment until nightfall we feel more tired. While we sleep, we restore energy. Almost the same as plants. Therefore, I am going to explain everything about hibernation and the state of dormancy of plants .

Plants depend on sunlight for just about everything. From sunrise to sunset, the leaves absorb the sun’s rays in order to carry out photosynthesis and grow . During the night, it could be said that they “sleep”, because as there is no sunlight they cannot grow and, therefore, it is in those hours that the only thing they do is develop sugars in their cells to be able to continue growing by night. morning. But what happens during the winter?

When the cold arrives, the days get shorter. This means that the hours of sunshine are reduced. As a consequence, the energy consumed by plants also decreases, so that they store it until spring arrives again , which will be when the king star warms the ground again, thus giving it life.

Plants hibernate during the winter

It is, therefore, very important to fertilize our crops, especially during the spring and summer, so that they can have the necessary reserves to recover without difficulty from the winter.

Hibernation and dormancy of plants

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