PRINCE Charles talks and listens to his plants for this reason, according to a tell-all biography on the future king.
In 1973, Prince Charles met a man who would influence him in many ways. Laurens van der Post was an Afrikaner author of many books, a war hero, educator, journalist, explorer, philosopher and conservationist. It is said Laurens taught the Prince of Wales to talk to his plants for a special reason.
Prince Charles had been under criticisms for a lot of things throughout his life, ranging from his odd views about certain things to talking to his plants.
This was a source of ridicule from many people, who assumed that the prince was just out of his mind.
Biographer Jessica Jayne said: “And so people labeled him as a loony and eccentric.”
In “Prince Charles Biography: The Life of the Prince of Wales and Future King of England”, Ms Jayne reveals the reason why the Prince of Wales likes a good conversation with his pride and joy.
Certain studies in the past showed that plants indeed responded in some ways to sound, but the notion of having conversations with your cabbage and potatoes were observed as absurd.
Some growers still believe that communicating with plants was an effective technique, including Prince Charles.
In a BBC documentary, Charles said, “I happily talk to the plants and trees, and listen to them.
I think it’s absolutely crucial. Everything I’ve done here, it’s like almost with your children.
Every tree has a meaning for me.”
Prince Charles said that talking to plants kept him “relatively sane”.
The book also reveals that Prince Charles “scored a point” when recent studies showed that plants indeed can communicate with other plants.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK