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Children think pumpkins grow on trees, RHS finds

Two thirds of children think that pumpkins grow on trees or in the ground, finds Royal Horticultural Society survey

By Louise Gray

Over half of under-16s don’t know how broccoli grows and almost 80 per cent can’t identify foxgloves, found the poll of 1,000 young people.

Alan Titchmarsh called for gardening to be taught in schools.

“Some of the survey results were really positive, with around 90 per cent of children knowing where onions, strawberries, potatoes and bananas grow and almost 100 per cent recognising a rose, but the results also show that more vital work needs to be done to help children discover and learn about plants.”

Read the original article at: The Telegraph

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