Did You Know?

Did-You-Know

Fun and interesting gardening facts we have picked up along the way.

Did you know – The plant life in the oceans makes up about 85 percent of all the greenery on Earth.

Did you know – 11% of people are left handed

Did you know – A cucumber is 96% water.

Did you know – The rose family of plants, in addition to flowers, gives us apples, pears, plums, cherries, almonds, peaches and apricots.

Did you know – The Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters.

Did you know – The world’s tallest grass, which has sometimes grown 130 feet or more, is bamboo.

Did you know –  Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30% and can save 20-50% in energy used for heating .

Did you know – When your hands are badly stained from gardening add a teaspoon of sugar to the soapy lather you wash them in and the stains will disappear.

Did you know – If you take four or five empty eggshells and put in four cups of water and let stand for 24 hours, it will help revive sick house plants.

Did you know- The average person falls asleep in 7 minutes.

Did you know – Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries.

Did you know – Armadillos have 4 babies at a time, and they are all the same sex.

Did you know – Planting just 3 shade trees around your home can save between $100 and $25o per year in energy costs.

Did you know- Dragonflies can fly up to 20 miles per hour! They also hover and fly backwards. More than 400 dragonfly and damselfly species inhabit North America.

Did you know – You can tell the temperature outside by listening to a cricket! Count the number of chirps in 15 seconds, then add 37. The sum will be the approximation of temperature in degrees Fahrenheit.

Did you know – A pair of doves can produce up to 5 or 6 broods a year! Generally, the female lays a clutch of 2 eggs. The nest is never left unattended; the male sits on the nest from mid-morning until late afternoon, then the female takes over for the night.

Did you know – The best time to prune evergreens is from December to March during the winter dormant season.  It is recommended to not prune heavily in the spring because cuts made during the growing season will result in very dense growth on top.  The dense upper growth can shade the lower foliage so much that it will die.

Did you know – Broccoli and cauliflower are the only vegetables that are also flowers.

Did you know – August has the highest percentage of births.

Did you know – Green sweet bell peppers have twice the vitamin C of oranges. Red and yellow bell peppers have four times as much.

Did you know – That you burn more calories eating celery than it contains.

Did you know – Almonds are a member of the peach family.

Did you know – Tomatoes are the world’s most popular fruit! More than 60 million tons are produced every year. That’s 16 million tons more than No.2 — the banana.

Did you know – Onions make you cry because they are full of sulphuric chemicals, which irritate your tear ducts. Sulphur is the same gas which is produced by volcanoes when they erupt.

Did you know – Reindeer like bananas.

Did you know – An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

Did you know – Each time you see a full moon, you always see the same side.

Did you know – Hawaii is the only US state that grows coffee.

Did you know – There are over 7,000 different types of apples.