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IOnly 5 per cent of the slug population is above ground at any one time.
The other 95 per cent is underground digesting your seedlings, laying eggs, and feeding on roots and seed sprouts!
2 A slug’s blood is a disturbing shade ofgreen!
3 Slugs play an important role in ecology by eating decomposing vegetation.
4 A slug lays between 20 and 100 eggs several times ayear.
5 Slugs are hermaphrodite, having both male and female reproductive organs.
6 Slugs have been present in the British Isles since the end of the last Ice Age.
7 In favourable conditions, a slug can live for up to six years.
8 Unlike snails that hibernate during winter, slugs are active whenever the temperature is above 5C (41F).
9 Slugs used to live in the sea, which is why they still need to keep moist.
Slugs have the capability to reproduce by 10 themselves, although a mate is preferred.
UA slug’s slime absorbs water, which is why it’s nearly impossible to wash it off your hands!
A slug has approximately27,000 teeth -12 that’s more teeth than a shark. Like sharks, slugs routinely lose and replace their teeth.
2016 is the both the Year of the Tomato, and the Year of
The genus cosmos has about 20 species of annual and perennial plants in the Asteraceae family.
The word cosmos is derived from the Greek, which means a balanced universe.
Cosmos are native to Mexico and Central and South America.
To the Victorians, cosmos were used to signify modesty.
Cosmos is widespread over the high eastern plains of South Africa, where it was introduced via contaminated horse feed imported from Argentina during the Anglo-Boer War.
It’s thought that tomatoes originally came from Peru.
Heinz Tomato Ketchup has a speed limit! If the sauce pours at more than 0.028mph in the factory, it’s considered too runny and rejected.
La Tomatina is an annual festival in Spain, where people throw 150,000 tomatoes at each other. Sounds messy!
In Ohio, USA, they love tomatoes so much that tomato juice is the official state drink.
There are around 10,000 varieties of tomatoes worldwide.

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