She sticks a rose stalk into a potato and look what happens a week later! Amazing!

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potatoA rose and a potato

Not all of us have enough of a green thumb to maintain an entire flower garden, though. Luckily, we’ve got an amazing tip for you that will make sure you can have your own roses before you know it! No need for a green thumb at all and you’ll never be without a bunch of flowers again. Sounds perfect, right? Everybody loves a good bunch of roses and this trick will make sure you can have a garden full of them. All you need is one rose, a potato, a plastic bottle, potting soil and a pot.

A rose and a potato? Yes, that’s right! This trick is going to sound really strange, but it does work.

This is how you do it:

Pick a rose you like, remove all of the leaves and diagonally cut off the head of the rose (approximately 3 centimetres from the flower). If the flower is still pretty, you can put it in a tiny vase; it will look really cute!

Take the potato and drill in a hole the width of the stalk; make sure the stalk doesn’t wobble within the hole. Cover the bottom of the pot with 5 centimetres of potting soil, and place the potato on top. Fill the rest of the pot with potting soil. Cut off the bottom of your plastic bottle and carefully place it over the stalk sticking out of the soil. Occasionally water the rose (around the bottle) and watch how your roses grow like never before!

Check out the instruction video on the next page, which shows the exact steps you need to take in detail.