The secret to the ability of plants to grow and produce all their own food is the process of photosynthesis. In the simplest terms, this process occurs when one cell absorbs sunlight energy in the form of light waves and begins converting it into chemical energy through a process called oxidation. The process takes place so fast that the moment it’s completed the only thing that can save you from starvation is your imagination. Of course, there is a great deal more to photosynthesis than this, but that’s for another article. Here I will talk about one thing that is common to most plants.
These are called phytoncides. These compounds are chemical messengers used by plants to communicate with each other. To understand what they do, we need to realize how green’s lips work. They are thin cilia, like a mosquito’s mouth, which are produced and used to move water molecules along the cell membrane of the plant.
And there they are – your phytoncide protein. They do this by producing two chemical intermediates, one of which gets absorbed into the next stage of photosynthesis. When your plant receives light, they absorb all the energy that it can before being broken down to energy and molecules that will be used by the next stage of photosynthesis. This is how the photo-self-sufficient process works. Once you get the basics down, you’ll start to see how simple it is to create amazing shapes and colors and patterns with fruits and vegetables.