Time Lapse – Tomato Plant HD

High Definition time lapse of three tomato plants sprouting and growing. The days listed in the bottom left corner of the screen are days since planting. The text in the bottom right indicates when the plants were watered. The pennies stuck in the pot are merely to show scale. Details: Seeds: Super Beefsteak Tomato Soil: Premium Potting Soil Lighting: 4 x 40W (160W) Sylvania cool white fluorescent bulbs (shop lights) Camera: Canon Rebel XT (full manual mode) 400 ISO, f/25, 1/40 Interval: 10 minutes Photo Count: 2158

23 Responses to “Time Lapse – Tomato Plant HD”

  1. that is cool

  2. sisterseekingilm Reply July 1, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    We just started gardening and our seedlings are growing on our windowsills. Great job on the video! so enjoyable to watch. Neat for teaching kids too

  3. icefishingbillyable Reply July 1, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Amazing! Love watching how the water gets them excited and they grow again.

  4. theanimallover246 Reply July 1, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    umm… when they get tall how do i stop then from like snapping or breaking at the stem?

  5. because the plants absorb the water, increasing turgidity.


  7. hi callum

  8. hi stuart

  9. i never knew that living things rust… copper is known to have anti bacterial properties and acts as a barrier to avoid snails also.

  10. no they stop the stems from rusting

  11. StephenKingFanRyan Reply July 2, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Dancing tomatoes

  12. the water flows through the stem adding pressure to it making it stand up strait

  13. Plants are like fat people. They get all happy and cheerful whenever they see food

  14. Do the pennies provide copper nutrience?

  15. my amateur video :) watch?v=Cq5k2UEKMvg&feature=youtu.be

  16. I have the weirdest boner.

  17. hrbfuhwfbehubwrebfhu Reply July 2, 2012 at 4:24 am

    Because the cell becomes turgid.

  18. thats weard they ggit when you add water

  19. yeah i’ve just started mine fertaliser is very important

  20. Seriously torturing those little guys. They needed way more water than they were getting, and space.

  21. Whats with the pennies??

  22. They droop because when the plant begins to run out of water the cells are force to give off their water. When the cells give of their water they loose their rigidity. When you do water it, the cells will then fill with water therefore the plant “straightens”.

  23. no , not cool, but REALLY AWESOME. I SWEAR IT IS. :]