From The Times online 20 June 2009
The Prince of Wales was right all along. Plants really do like it if you talk to them.
What he did not know is that they prefer to hear a woman’s voice. . . These are the conclusions of a month-long study by the Royal Horticultural Society into the effect of the human voice on tomato plants.
More than two decades after the Prince exposed himself to ridicule for saying it was “very important” to talk to plants and that “they respond”, horticulturalists at Wisley believe his hunch was correct….