This Sealed Garden In A Bottle Hasn’t Been Watered In Over 40 Years

In 1960, David Latimer decided he’d fill a huge glass bottle with dirt and seeds to see what would happen.

Besides a single watering in 1972, the glass terrarium has been completely cut off from fresh water and air, but still managed to form its own self-sufficient ecosystem.

The year is now 2016, and the once empty bottle is home to a self-sustaining ecosystem.

Latimer filled the bottle with compost and lowered spiderworts seeding into the dirt using a wire.

He then packed alter into it and left it in a sunny corner of his house after sealing it.

It’s like Latimer created a miniature version of earth complete with photosynthesis and all.

1

2

3

The last time Latimer watered the plant was in 1972. Oxygen and moisture have built up in the glass bottle and even rains back
4

 

Like what you’re reading? Be sure to give this post a thumbs up and a share with your friends on Facebook before you go.

For more stories, subscribe to our free e-mail list. (h/t Distractify)