Morning glories have gotten quite the reprotuer' since their first written history of discovery by the Aztecs, whom inevitably used their psychoactive seeds in the aiding of chopping off peoples head to daddy sky snake. However, recently NASA, and all the other space organizations around the world, have found it to be an incredible plant for botonizng, or creating habit for plants, the plant mars. You see, if you've ever held a morning glory seed, or tried to chew them, you'll know the seed is incredibly hard. The seed is so hard actually some recommend you boil it in water and then plant it just so it the outer layer is softer. The plant will grow perfectly fine. The process of doing so is called "scarring" or "shocking". But anyway, morning glories also have another use, and that's their ability to make rubber. I have actually never rubber from the plant, dispite growing it in huge quantities, however I guess I'm just not an ancient civilization.
Another truly great thing about morning glories is that it's a vine plant. In space a vertical plant would die. Although capillary forces would push water and nutrients throughout the plant, it wouldn't be effective enough without some artificial gravity device, which is employed now in long term spacecraft, like the ISS. Morning glories don't need too much nutrients or water and radiation is not very effective on them. They love high heat, however frost to a certain degree kill them, but the seeds will survive both. Seeds can survive high radiation, vacuum and pretty hard hits.
Anyway, this post has gone on long enough. Maybe I'll do a post on radiations effects on plants, and use a morning glory and some other plant. Anyway, #staynerdy and eat some morning glories.
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