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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Eco - friendly Inventions by Raymond Huber

In Reading we have been given 6 tasks but we have to choose only 3 activities to complete. 

Activity 1:
List 5 eco-friendly ways to control weeds and pests.

  • Plant companion plants - Planting plants like basil, tansy, and marigolds will send a signal for pests and bugs to go somewhere else (companion plants help other plants grow better and protect them from pests as well)
  • Pull them out by hand - It may seem obvious but pulling weeds out by hand is one of the simplest way and maybe one of the easiest
  • Make a solution - Make a solution with about 1 cup of salt and 2 cups of boiling water and mix. Then pour it over gradually over the weeds to kill them.
  • Pour salt - Instead of mixing salt and hot water together you can just pour salt over the weeds and make sure it is equally spread effectively across the weeds and unwanted grass.
  • Baking Soda - You can also sprinkle and spread baking soda to keep weeds and grasses from spreading and growing in between the concrete cracks and in your garden.

Activity 2:
List down the consequences of using toxic chemical to control weeds and pests.

  • Some toxic chemical items don’t really work properly because it does not only killing weeds and pests but it sometimes end up killing other crops and plants too.
  • Some toxic chemicals ends up killing the animals and creatures around the plants. Toxic chemicals are so poisonous that it could end up injuring and hurting animals likes cats, dogs, and birds.

Activity 3:
How could you persuade others to use non-toxic weeds and pests control systems.

  • I could make posters and signs and spread awareness for people, and explain what toxic chemical and control systems actually do to your garden and pets, and hopefully people would speak up and stop using toxic chemicals to control pests and weeds.

1 comments:

Vedel @ Glen Innes School said...

Hey Richelle
You have some really good reasons of why's to control the pests and weeds. Out of all of these reasons which one helps you? Keep the good work up.

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