1. How do schools teach students to grow plants?
In primary school, schools usually teach through practice. Science or nature teacher always ask students to bring some seeds to class, plant it in the soil and write down daily dairy on how well the plant grow today and its difference with yesterday. In middle or high school, it is the combination of practice and theory. Biology teacher always shows students some videos or pictures depicting how to grow plants, teaches them the rules learnt by scientists and experts, and then asks a student to plant by themselves.
2. Do people in your country like to grow plants at home?
Yes, a lot of people I know grow plants at home so I do think Chinese people like to do so. Now, in spare time and after work, many people want to do something to relax and release the heavy burden of work. For them, planting is a good choice. When growing up plants at home, they could observe how a tender and tiny plant grow up day by day, which gives them a sense of achievement. Also, some people grow plants to know more people. It is easier for people who grow plants to talk on this topic and they could make friends with each other.
3. What is the main plant in your country?
Well, in my opinion, it may be willow. Since I was a little child, I saw a lot of willows in my hometown. And when I grew up and came to Beijing or travelled to other cities, I could always see willows beside the street. It is easy to plant willows in cities because it has low requirements for climate, water or soil. Besides, the willow has a good meaning in Chinese culture. In ancient time, we use willow to refer to people with good character.
4. Do old people grow plants?
Well, basically every old person I know grow several plants either in their home or in the garden. When people retire, they have more spare time and growing plants is a good way to kill time and to add pleasure to life. Also, for those who didn’t offer to grow plants at first, when their neighbors share their experience in growing plants, they may be interested in it or just join them for having more themes to talk with each other.