Contest Details

The contest runs from Tuesday, October 26 at 12:15 p.m. until Wednesday, December 15 at 4 p.m.

 How to pot your plant 

  • Soil should be put into the pots provided and pressed lightly to hold its form.
  • If the soil is dry, a small amount of water should be added to the soil in the pot. Do not over flow. A light spray bottle may be best to water the seeds.
  • A small depression (dibble), ½ inch deep, should be made in the centre of the soil in the pot.
  • The seed should be placed in the depression and covered over.
  • Soil should be kept moist, but not soaking wet.

 There are four ways to win

 Winners will be chosen in four categories at specific points during the contest period:

  • Category one:
    • First class to accurately guess the plant (answers can be submitted at any point during the contest period)
    • Category two sponsored by RESCON:
      • The winner of the Quadcopter drone with HD Camera is Gravenhurst Public School (Grade 7 & 8 classroom)
      • Their plant measured 40 cm on November 30
    • Category three sponsored by Black & McDonald:
      • The most blooms (bloom count to be submitted by Wednesday, December 15)
      • Category four:
        • The best harvest by weight (harvest weight to be submitted by Wednesday, December 15).

        Please email your answers to by the deadlines to be eligible for prizes.


        Prizes will be awarded to the entire winning class.

          Bracebridge Public School
          Mrs. Ovell's grade 7 & 8 classroom.
          Correctly identified a yellow bean plant.
          Prize: Water Filtration Experiment Kit

          Julie Payette Public School
          Mrs. Annette Hewitt’s – Intermediate class.
          Twenty-six blooms on your plants
          Prize: Smart Robot Car Kit sponsored by Black & McDonald 

          Gravenhurst Public School
          Ms. Shannon Blanchard’s grade 7 & 8 classroom.
          Total harvest weight of .025 grams
          Prize: Twenty-five tickets to the Ontario Science Centre