Detection of electrical signaling between tomato plants raises interesting questions

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Back when i wore those confounded things, i tied up my tomatoes with pantyhose. If i didn't have enough, i used string. I noticed that the pantyhose tied tomatoes were bigger, the plant was bigger and healthier than the string tied tomatoes. So, were the pantyhose conductors of electrical impulses? I would think so, given that pantyhose always had static electricity when coming out of the clothes dryer. Just my observation from years ago.
there can also be the physical issue of how strings are narrow and can cut more into the the stems of the plants where as pantyhose being wider may not damage the stems as much?
 

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I'm a little surprised this is a 2020 study. There's even a magic school bus episode about how plants and trees communicate this way. They can even send each other nutrients.
 

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