Horticulture Rules!

March 4, 2018
By: Katrin Uurman
Photographed by Veronika Abroi

In January, 2018 Räpina School of Horticulture (EE) invited all Estonian schools and kindergartens to take part in a new plant growing project called “Kurgisõbrad” (“Friends of Cucumber”). It is the 5th such type of plant project enforced by Räpina School of Horticulture.

516 groups of students are participating in the project, coming from different educational level from 243 educational institutions. There are a bit more than 9500 participants (students, children and supervisors) attending from all over Estonia. Participants grow cucumber (Cucumis sativus) ‘Dolomit’ F1 and Mexican sour cucumber, called as mouse melon or cucamelon or Mexican miniature watermelon (Melothria scabra).

Räpina School of Horticulture sent seeds and needed fertilizers to all participants on Valentine’s Day. The plant growing experiment in classrooms started on 19th of February and will last until the end of April. During the project several creativity competitions will take part, participants will learn to grow cucumber and cucamelon. All groups reflect their activities on their blogs. Students of Räpina School of Horticulture give advice about the topic. Hopefully, all participants will have a success and enjoy own grown crop at the end of the project. 🙂

Photographed by Eve Saare
Photographed by Raina Leht

Katrin Uurman

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