7 Gardening Hacks with Plastic Bottles – Simple, Free and Extremely Effective!

Plastic bottles and soda bottles accumulate quickly in many homes however they are an excellent resource for growing vegetables and in particular small-space gardens. And no these aren’t simply 7 different shaped pots, these 7 hacks range from seedling guards to slug traps and seed storage to water reservoirs. Use these hacks to make your gardening more successful and fun and each take you less than a minute to make. I hope you enjoy this video and please share it to anyone you might know who’ll find it useful 🙂

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How much British children don’t know!
Chocolate bars come from the ground say children who don’t know what a spade is for… latest poll on how much British children don’t know

Survey of 2,000 parents and children reveals lack of knowledge about nature. One in three children did not know potatoes were grown in the ground. Around a quarter of participants failed to name garden tools like a trowel

12 per cent of parents failed to name conkers when shown this picture. One in 20 British children under the age of ten believe chocolate bars grow in the ground and even more think flowers are man-made, a new survey revealed today.

A shocking poll also found one in three did not know that potatoes grew in the ground and one in four had no idea what a spade was used for. Their parents did not perform much better, with 12 per cent unable to recognise a conker when shown a picture.

A survey of 2,000 parents and their children for home shopping channel QVC has revealed how little many know about the natural world.

It also found that 27 per cent of children did not know what a trowel was for, and 20 per cent could not identify a tulip.

A total of 15 per cent of Welsh children did not know know a daffodil was the country’s national flower and 38 per cent of English children did not know a rose was their national flower.

The poll found that 20 per cent of adults hadn’t done any gardening at all since they were young, despite gardening coming top in a poll of ‘favourite childhood activities’ do to with parents.

Bosses at QVC are launching a Watch Them Grow campaign encouraging parents to spend time gardening with their children.

Dr Pat Spungin, Child Psychologist said the research showed that both parents and kids would love to start gardening.

Results revealed 90 per cent of parents saaid they wished they spent more time in the garden with their offspring.

She said: ‘When a child plants something and it grows, it can be a really magical and emotional experience.

‘Gardening is also an incredibly useful educational tool, teaching children the value of hard work, the pleasure of nurturing growing things and the companionship of gardening together.

‘This research shows us almost a quarter of adults loved watching flowers and vegetables grow when they were children – yet they seem to forget what a great experience it can be as they get older.

‘Children inhabit a fast-moving, screen-based world and the slow, natural outdoor joys of gardening are a good counter balance.

‘Plus it’s a great way to stimulate a child intellectually and teach where food comes from.’

Fewer than half of young UK adults know butter comes from a dairy cow and a third do not know eggs come from hens, according to a survey.

More than a third of 16 to 23-year-olds (36%) do not know bacon comes from pigs and four in 10 (40%) failed to link milk with an image of a dairy cow, with 7% linking it to wheat, the poll of 2,000 people for charity Leaf (Linking Environment and Farming) found.

Some 41% correctly linked butter to a dairy cow, with 8% linking it to beef cattle, while 67% were able to link eggs to an image of a hen but 11% thought they came from wheat or maize.

A total of 6% of those questioned knew that salad dressing could come from rapeseed oil, compared with the national average among all age groups of 24%.

Although four in 10 young adults (43%) considered themselves knowledgeable about where their food comes from, the results revealed a "shocking" lack of knowledge about how the most basic food is produced, the charity said.

Leaf chief executive Caroline Drummond said: "We often hear reports that our food knowledge may be declining but this new research shows how bad the situation is becoming.

"Despite what they think, young adults are clearly becoming removed from where their food comes from.

"Three in 10 adults born in the 1990s haven’t visited a farm in more than 10 years, if at all, which is a real shame as our farmers not only play an important role in food production but are passionate about engaging and reconnecting consumers too."

The charity, which is organising an Open Farm Sunday event this weekend, also found almost two-thirds of young adults (64%) did not know that new potatoes would be available from British farms in June, and one in 10 (10%) thought they took less than a month to grow.
By brizzle born and bred on 2014-05-28 13:43:20