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    ItsEssexRob is offline Sprouter
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    Default Does bbbq smoke damage plants?

    Just wondered if my veg is fine with the neighbours bbq thats heavily smoking into mine?

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    Plants don't breathe the way we do in actively sucking air in and out (except lungwort), as for the soot, well the air has that in spades.

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    Barbeques spew out all sorts of noxious stuff including carbon monoxide (there was a recent case where someone died after taking a barbeque into a tent) and all plants transpire - they don't breath as they don't have lungs - information here The Open Door Web Site : Biology : How Plants Breathe : The Differences in the Exchange of Gases between Plant Respiration and Photosynthesis. Prolonged exposure to noxious gases will kill plants but I think it would take more than some smoke from a barbecue wafting over.

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    Providing it was just smoke I wouldn't worry to much, just be careful their BBQ isn't close enough to cause damage by localised heat. Says he who killed 3 runners some years ago with his own barbi.

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