European Garden Cress Championship

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Nature usually does not take much notice of national borders but at a time when populists emphasize our nationalistic feelings, and national borders are often questioned (fe. when it comes to refugees), it is time for a challenge. How big are the differences in quality, vigor and power between sprouts of Lepidium sativum from the various countries of Europe? May the best plant win.

For every game 11 seeds of Lepidium Sativum per country are placed in two separate Petri dishes. Both get the same amount of water and sunlight. The team who reaches the red and white line (5 cm) first wins.