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The Yates Spring Vegie growing Challenge began in 2010 and quickly developed into a wonderful community of gardeners sharing daily trials and successes that come with getting a vegetable garden going in the midst of spring weather. It is due to this incredibly supportive community that the Vegie Growing Challenge is returning for its 14th season.
And as always Yates has been supportive and generous as it provides this fabulous platform for all gardeners of all levels of experience with gardens of all sizes from the tiny to the enormous, to grow and develop as well as the opportunity to win great prizes.
We are looking forward to another wonderful season gardening alongside some inspiring Kiwi gardeners.
The 2023 Yates Spring Vegie Growing Challenge begins on the Thursday 1st September 2023 and runs until Friday 8th December 2023.
These will be awarded to three outstanding gardeners who participated fully in the Challenge.
Runner Up Prizes:
We are looking for one enthusiastic gardener who is new to gardening or someone who is a bit rusty because they haven’t gardened for a very long time or a someone with more passion than experience.
We will be looking for one gardener who encourages other gardeners, has great top tips and is a friendly and supportive presence in the Yates Vegie Growing Challenge.
This one gardener could be anyone who stands out to the Team at Yates and could be a steady weekly blog poster, or an enthusiastic kid, or someone who overcame a challenge during the growing season and carried on anyway, or for any other reason where we see a keen gardener doing good things.
Also scattered throughout the challenge are Encouragement Awards for gardeners who need encouragement along the way, have a success worth celebrating or anything that stands out to the Team at Yates as a worthy reason.
Also, up for grabs:
ONE weekly pack of seeds for a randomly selected gardener, announced on a the What’s Going On section of the main page on a Monday.
TIPS FOR BLOGGING
Sometimes things go wrong in the garden or in the community and you may need some help.
STAYING IN TOUCH
There are several ways you can keep up to date with the things going on throughout the challenge: