28 February 2014

Wheat dew drops

I have often arrived at the garden beds to find the wheat starts each glistening with a drop of dew on the tip of their young green leaves. I chalked it up to the same dew phenomenon one finds on grass in the early morning.

However, today I entered the green house to find the same shiny drops of water on top of the wheat seedlings. The door had been shut, it was a comfortable temperature inside, nothing else was wet with dew. So what is really going on with the grass dew drops? Where do they come from? The atmosphere? The grass itself?

Does anyone know?