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What is Photosynthesis?

Photosynthesis is the chemical process through which plants grow and develop. In the simplest terms, plants carry out photosynthesis by using water, carbon dioxide, and light energy to build carbohydrates. These carbohydrates are the food they metabolize in order to grow.

What Light Spectrum Do Plants Need for Photosynthesis?

  Plants use the wavelengths between 350 nm and 650 nm for photosynthesis. This includes the light spectrum from blue to red. Within this spectrum, plants primarily use blue and red light for photosynthetic processes, but they are able to use minimal amounts of green light for photosynthesis as well.