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Can plants make food at night?

Last Updated: 4th August, 2021

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Plants make their food through photosynthesis which require sun light, water and chlorophyll. Sun light is available at day time not at night. So plant do not make food at night. Chlorophyll can make food the plant can use from carbon dioxide, water, nutrients, and energy from sunlight.

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Simply so, what do plants do at night?

While the sun shines, plants perform photosynthesis. In this process, the plants convert sunlight, water and carbon dioxide into stored energy in the form of long chains of sugar, called starch. At night, the plants burn this stored starch to fuel continued growth.

Additionally, at what time plants prepare food? Kidding. Plantfood” is prepared all day, in the light during the process called photosynthesis. Energy from the sun, water, and carbon dioxide combine to form sugars, which nourish cell activities (growth) in the daytime.

Then, do plants Photosynthesise at night?

Photosynthesis doesn't occur at night. When there is no photosynthesis, there is a net release of carbon dioxide and a net uptake of oxygen. If there is enough light during the day, then: the rate of photosynthesis is higher than the rate of respiration.

Why should you not water plants at night?

Watering plants in the late afternoon or early evening also cuts down on evaporation and allows the plants several hours without sun to take up water into their system. This is because damp leaves at night encourage fungus problems, such as powdery mildew or sooty mold, which can harm your vegetable plants.

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