Yes, you read that correctly. The kings of darkness are actually go well with a little sunshine, as gardening expert Chris Beardshaw, from BBC Radio 4’s Gardener’s Question Time, has recently discovered. Beardshaw explained:
“We set up four glasshouses with different sorts of music in to see what happened to the plants. We had one that was silent – that was a control house – and we had one that was played classical music, we had one that was played Cliff Richard and we had one that was played Black Sabbath. It was alstroemerias we were growing and we bombarded these glasshouses with sound for the life of the plant.The one that was grown with classical music — a soft, almost a caressing of the plant when it is hit with that sort of soundwave — those grew slightly shorter because of the soundwaves bombarding them and were slightly more floriferous and there was slightly less pest and disease. And the ones with Black Sabbath — great big, thumping noise, rowdy music — they were the shortest, but they had the best flowers and the best resistance to pest and disease…The alstroemerias in the Cliff Richard house all died. Sabotage was suspected but we couldn’t prove it.”
Well, you heard the man: if you need some help perfecting your green thumb, turn up the Sabbath! And might I suggest their new song “God Is Dead?” I’m thinking some cheery flowers in particular would be huge fans!