This experiment in the E-Squared book is about our affect on Matter. The actual experiment was to plant bean seeds in an empty egg carton and then give one side positive messages and the other side negative messages. That was a bit too time intensive and costly, though, so I’ve done a variation. I bought two pansy plants for 99 cents each. I put a label of Bad Plant on one and Good plant on the other. I also put a happy face on the good plant and a sad face on the bad plant. There’s something about putting an actual label on the plant pots that drives the point home and illustrates how we may feel with a label plastered on us.
I then took the plants outside and placed the on the deck rail. I spoke nice to the good plant and mean to the bad plant. I must admit, I feel really guilty being mean to the bad plant. Poor lil plant didn’t do anything to deserve this.
I’ll be doing this for 7 days. I’ll also be taking pics to show you results. Already, in one afternoon, the good plant is looking a little healthier, and the bad plant is looking a little sicker. I hope the pics will tell the stories.
My partner and the check-out guy at the grocery store thought I was a bit nuts. We’ll see what story the pics tell.
Experiment updates are in the comments.