Most Brit kids really don’t know where onions, cucumbers, broccoli grow

April 15th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI  

London, April 15 (ANI): Today’s children may be smarter than their parents in the field of latest technologies, but when it comes to gardens they just don’t know their onions, according to a UK study.

The study revealed that almost a third think cucumbers grow in the ground like potatoes, half can’t recognise lavender and eight out of 10 don’t know what a foxglove is, reports the Daily Mail.

Half have no idea how broccoli grows, while 20 per cent think sweetcorn is a root vegetable and 4 per cent believe pumpkins grow on trees, said the study.

The poll, commissioned by the Royal Horticultural Society, also found that more than half of children were unable to recognise a lily and 17 per cent could not identify a daffodil.

The RHS said the shocking results of the survey indicate that many children are spending too much time in front of computer games consoles, the Internet or television.

The poll of 1,000 children aged six to 16 found that although 82 per cent had access to a garden, just 40 per cent used it more than once a week.

Around 30 per cent only spent time in their garden once or twice a month, and 20 per cent rarely played in it. (ANI)

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