Welcome to the Yates Growing Community

This community blog is a place for gardeners to come together to share their successes, problems and aspirations while having fun growing. We’ll have different challenges to make life interesting along the way.

The recent Vegie Growing Challenge 2020 has come to an end and we had a fabulous group of gardeners sharing all their gardening ups and downs and you can check out all their posts here. 

The growing community is now open to all gardeners to post anything from a photo of a beautiful flower you just had to share, an in depth blog post of a garden project you created or a place to put regular garden updates to avoid overwhelming your friends on social media.  Or just browse and make friendly and encouraging comments on the posts already here. 

From time to time there will be more competitions, Check the ‘What’s going on’ box to keep an eye out for the next one. 

To be a part of the community just click HERE, and then the "Join / Sign in" green button and you will be able to begin sharing straight away.

Vegie Growing Challenge

The Vegie growing Challenge had its 11th year in 2020 and quickly became a tight knit community of keen gardeners supporting each other as they gardened together virtually in a challenging year. Keep an eye out for the start of a new Vegie Growing Challenge at the start of spring 2021.

What’s Going On

Over the winter while we prepare for the new growing season, take some time to make plans and prepare the garden to get spring off to a great start. If you have any vegetable growing questions, check out the Yates NZ Facebook page on Wednesday nights at 7:00 for our Live Chat and a chance to win a free packet of seeds.

Sarah the Gardener from Yates

Sarah the Gardener from Yates will be here often in the community, to check in, offer encouragement and advice where needed and make sure the community is the friendly and supportive place we have come to enjoy. Click above to see her current blog. If you have any questions, please comment below her latest post.