Spring Vegie Challenge 2016

We had another great response to the 2016 Vegie Growing Challenge, with almost 600 entries this year. Once again an enthusiastic and passionate group of both newbies and experienced gardeners joined the challenge.

It was fabulous to see all the encouragement given to new gardeners, we love how Kiwi gardeners are generous with sharing their knowledge and experience.

The team at Yates really enjoyed reading the blogs and seeing the great pictures of Kiwi’s out enjoying their gardens – even if it was rather a challenging Spring for many.

Thank you to all who took part, and we hope to see you back for the 2017 challenge!

And the winners are…

MAJOR PRIZES

BEST INDIVIDUAL ADULT: Anna Edlington

BEST INDIVIDUAL CHILD: Alex Dixon

BEST SCHOOL: Makara School Garden

BEST COMMUNITY GARDEN: Te Kohekohe Community Garden

RUNNER UP PRIZES

BEST USE OF YATES PRODUCTS: Carol Jane Oates

MOST IMPROVED BEGINNER: Hayley Brewerton

BEST FAILED ATTEMPT AT GROWING VEGIES: Otto Hunter

Terms and conditions

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Auckland

165 Gardeners
Growing: Beans, Beetroot, Broccoli, Cabbage, Capsicum, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Chilli, Chinese Cabbage, Cucumber, Eggplant, Herbs, Leek, Lettuce, Parsnip, Peas, Pumpkin, Radish, Silverbeet, Spinach, Spring Onion, Squash, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Zucchini, Something else

Waikato

70 Gardeners
Growing: Beans, Beetroot, Broccoli, Cabbage, Capsicum, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Chilli, Chinese Cabbage, Cucumber, Eggplant, Herbs, Leek, Lettuce, Parsnip, Peas, Pumpkin, Radish, Silverbeet, Spinach, Spring Onion, Squash, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Zucchini, Something else

Canterbury

68 Gardeners
Growing: Beans, Beetroot, Broccoli, Cabbage, Capsicum, Carrot, Cauliflower, Chilli, Cucumber, Eggplant, Herbs, Leek, Lettuce, Parsnip, Peas, Pumpkin, Radish, Silverbeet, Spinach, Spring Onion, Squash, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Zucchini, Something else

Wellington

61 Gardeners
Growing: Beans, Beetroot, Broccoli, Cabbage, Capsicum, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Chilli, Chinese Cabbage, Cucumber, Eggplant, Herbs, Leek, Lettuce, Parsnip, Peas, Pumpkin, Radish, Silverbeet, Spinach, Spring Onion, Squash, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Zucchini, Something else

Bay of Plenty

43 Gardeners
Growing: Beans, Beetroot, Broccoli, Cabbage, Capsicum, Carrot, Cauliflower, Chilli, Cucumber, Herbs, Lettuce, Peas, Radish, Silverbeet, Spinach, Spring Onion, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Zucchini, Something else

Manawatu-Wanganui

37 Gardeners
Growing: Beans, Beetroot, Broccoli, Cabbage, Capsicum, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Chilli, Cucumber, Herbs, Leek, Lettuce, Peas, Pumpkin, Radish, Silverbeet, Spinach, Spring Onion, Squash, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Zucchini, Something else

Registration closed

All entries receive a free pack of seeds!

Message from Sarah

Thank you all so much for another fabulous season.  I will miss watching all your gardens grow.  Good luck and Merry Christmas, Cheers Sarah

Message from Grace

Rain rain go away!!! We have all had so much rain, but if you want to use it in a positive way put on your boots and a raincoat and feed your plants, it washes in

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