The purpose of this experiment was to compare and contrast the growth of two pea plants when one has been manipulated. I chose cinnamon for this study because it is a common spice that we, as humans consume; therefore I wanted to find cinnamonâ€™s effect on plant life. Furthermore, I predicted that the cinnamon would stunt the growth of the experimental pea plant (with cinnamon) and when compared to the control pea plant (without cinnamon) would end up being taller and healthier.
Â· Potting Soil.
Â· 2 Containers.
Â· Measuring Cup.
1. Germinated the seeds.
2. Planted seeds.
3. Waited for growth (1 inch).
4. Added 1/8th teaspoon of cinnamon daily to experimental plant when watering.
5. Both plants were watered with Â¾ cup daily.
6. Compared control and experimental plants through observation and measurement.
7. Documented results (measurements and visuals) weekly.
In the early stages of the experiment, both plants grew at the same speed and looked almost identical that was before the cinnamon was added. The experimental plant had been flourishing, but after the first week with the cinnamon, I could see a change for the worst when comparing the two plants.
In prior research, cinnamon was found to kill the E. Coli bacteria on tested specimens (Landau, 1999), which raises question on the spices potency. In other words, if cinnamon were capable of ridding the E Coli bacteria then killing a pea plant would be effortless for this spice. .
It was also said that among spices cinnamon was one of the â€œmost powerful in combating bacteriaâ€ (Landau, 1999). Again, this shows cinnamonâ€™s strength.
In another study, cinnamon may actually cause oral health problems, which includes: â€œpainful sores, inflamed taste buds and a burning sensation of the tongue and tissue in the mouthâ€ (Academy of General Dentistry, 1995).