Well, why don't you find this out for
Plants are very special living organisms here
on earth because they do not have to take up food
to get energy for growth. Their chloroplasts can
use the energy from sunlight to make sugar (food)
in a process called photosynthesis. All
they need is sunlight (for energy), water (which
comes from rain or you have to water your plants)
and carbon dioxide (from the air).
But they do need some other compounds as well
like minerals and ions. Nitrogen, Potassium,
Phosphorous, Magnesium are just a few of them.
These compounds are normally in the soil or you
can feed them to the plant (fertilizer).
Now, if you give your plant beer instead of
water (beer is anyway mainly water) you may
actually give the plant some of these important
compounds that might help with growing. On the
other hand, beer contains alcohol and this
might kill some sensitive plants. This is why you
have to do an experiment to find out. Make sure
you buy at least two plants of the same kind. One
plant has to be your control. This plant
gets only water while the other plant gets beer as
a water source. (You can even try other liquids
like tea, coffee, sodas, etc). Make sure you buy a
fast growing plant, so you can see an effect in a
reasonable amount of time.
Let me know what you found out.
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