In mid-May, specialists from the Estonian Institute of Plant Industry planted a plot of about 50 square meters in the center of Tartu with potatoes.
Several varieties of tuberous plants were planted on a small site at once, and since the specialists came from the institute in Jõgeva, there was a place for the variety Jõgeva kollane, the "Actual Camera" reported on Saturday.
The purpose of the event is to bring rural life a little closer to the townspeople.
“Perhaps someone no longer knows what a [growing] potato looks like anymore. We will plant so that the townspeople can see. In my opinion, here they have very favorable conditions for growth, if only this noise and the city residents do not interfere, ”said Terje Tähtjärv, a researcher at the institute.
In the summer, after the opening of the "car-free" boulevard, the Institute of Crop Production is going to plant additional vegetables in this place, for example, tomatoes.