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Sealed Bottle Garden Hasn´t Been Watered For 50 Years Yet It’s Thriving

Man grows garden in sealed bottle that hasn’t been watered in 50 years!


Not everyone has a skill for gardening, and most of us don’t even bother to give it a try. It’s common to think that most plants are finicky, need too much care, need perfect conditions, and a host of other excuses. But would you believe that a garden can flourish for 50 years with hardly any care? And not just any garden, but a tightly sealed bottled garden at that!

David Latimer sealed some seeds in a jar back in 1960, not knowing that 50 years later he’d be the owner of his very own bottled garden! An example of a closed yet perfectly functional ecosystem, the 10-gallon glass carboy holds what can only be described as a lush bottled garden complete with its own means of producing its own food via photosynthesis.

David Latimer's 50-year old bottled garden

David Latimer's 50-year old bottled garden

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David’s bottled garden started off as an Easter Sunday project. He places some compost and a quarter pint of water in the carboy, and planted some seeds using wires. He sealed it up, and only opened the bottle again in 1972 to water his little garden, which the spiderworts have completely taken over. The only other maintenance his garden gets is plenty of exposure to sunlight.

So, what’s the science behind this? Simple! The bottled garden gets water through the condensation inside the glass. Add in a bit of sunlight, and you have the complete recipe for photosynthesis. Let’s backtrack to grade school biology. Photosynthesis is the process plants use to get ATP, which is basically the fuel that keeps living things alive. All a plant needs is some light energy, such as sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water to produce the carbohydrate that keeps it alive and flourishing.

For those of you who think that maintaining a garden is a lot of work, think again! It might be time for you to grab yourself some fancy jars, so you can make your very own bottled garden!

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Clever Woman Has A Unique Way Of Watering Plants

You can go on vacation and your plants will still be lush and healthy.

Don’t you just hate it when you have a couple of beautiful potted plants in your home (cacti not included, of course), but because you have to be away for a while the plant ends up dying? Or maybe you’re just the type who sometimes forgets to water their plants because you’re way too busy with the other things going on in your life. There’s nothing quite as devastating as finding your precious plants wilted and dead because of dehydration!

Well, the AZ Plant Lady has come up with a simple yet phenomenal way to water plants using something a lot of you may have hanging around – wine bottles!

Simply water your potted plants as usual. And then grab a wine bottle and fill it to the brim with water. Cover the top with your thumb to keep the water from dripping out, and then quickly turn the bottle upside down and “plant” it into the soil. Make sure it’s at least 2 inches deep to keep it from falling over.

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This Trick Should Help You Save Time In Tying Your Tie

That was quick! Definitely saves you time.

Tying a tie can be a challenge especially when you’ve just started adulting or you need to go to a formal event. If you don’t know the tricks to putting on a tie properly, you would spend a lot of time dwelling on it.

However, there’s this simple trick that would help tie your tie in just five seconds. You won’t even need help from someone else and you don’t need special tools to help you tie it.

Hacks World shares this awesome video showing how you can cleverly put on a tie in a super quick way. It starts by looping the tie around your left hand completely three times. Pinch the fabric altogether and secure it using your right hand. The next thing is you pull the innermost loop out while pushing the rest through it.

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Every Woman Should Learn This Effective Self-Defense Choke Hold

Take note, ladies!

It is an unfortunate fact that a huge number of women are becoming victims of violent crime. According to the statistics shared by the website, “over 22 million women in the United States have been raped in their lifetime” and about “18.3% of women in the United States have survived a completed or attempted rape.” The site further mentioned that “every 90 seconds, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted.”

What makes the situation even sadder is the fact that these numbers are merely for the United States. Just imagine how those figures could blow up if we consider what’s happening elsewhere in the world!

With this in mind, it is extremely obvious that learning self-defense should be a priority for females.

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