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It's growing!

Wendy . Blog Published 13 May 2014

Spring is here. It's time to get outdoors! Plant something in a flower pot on your terrace or in the garden of your townhouse or ground-floor apartment. You may be lucky and have an expert in the family, an uncle or grandparent who can plant it with you in the family vegetable patch in your hometown. It's time to get back to our roots in our dying agricultural society. Plant some seeds and watch them grow.

Once again many members of the UEM community are doing just that. And some of them are impressed with their own gardening ability. Remember when you were a child and you planted green beans by the classroom window? They grew, didn't they? "Look ! Look! " And every day they'd grow a little more. Why haven't you tried growing anything since then? Last year's Giant Pumpkins produced seeds which have been distributed on campus for those interested in tryng their hand at Giant Pumpkin farming. This is the 9th year we've sponsored this GIANT PUMPKIN CONTEST. It's been a learning experience for most of us in the academic community.

This year the pumpkin I brought in from Soria was the biggest at 34 kilos 700 grams. However the largest pumpkin to date was grown right here in Villaviciosa de Odon. It weighed in at 53 kilos 800 grams.

This is the first photo to come in this year. It's from Dani Gomez. Look at what his seeds produced in just a couple of weeks !



flower pot: maceta
townhouse: adosado
ground-floor apartment: un bajo
vegetable patch: huerta
roots: raíces
seeds: semillas
dying: en declive
green beens: judías verdes
farming: agricultura
weighed: pesó


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Comments (6)
Pilar Casado A2 (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Hello Wendy! I think it´s fun to plant plants. I study Pharmacy and I love Botany. I think that you have to plant at least one tree in your life.

Ricardo Gerardi A2 (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

That´s very important for our planet. I think that all children should learn how to plant and know less about video games or samething like that.

karen Torrico A2 (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Dear Wendy : I think you article is very interesting, because i didn´t know that in UEM encourage the people to have an experience with the plants and i believe that´s great .

Elena A2 (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Hi Wendy! I think it`s very intersting and fun to plant plants with your friends or family members.The children should be more interested with this topic, because it is a good excuse to spend more time with your family.

Aida A2 (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Hi Wendy: I like this article on this plant because I think, we sould give plants the importance that they should give, we should be more careful with them, as they are very important on this planet for human beings.

Pierina Bazán S... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Hello, I'm glad there how are you planting initiatives plants, my mom really likes plants, often speaking tell them that influences their growth, I sometimes think she's crazy jajaja . We should all care for the environment, trees help save our planet, I think the article is very interesting, I never knew EMU encourages students to have this experience.

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