Spring Vegie Growing Challenge 2015

We are excited to announce the major and runner-up prizes for the 2015 Yates Spring Vegie Growing Challenge.

Thank you so much to all our entries, we’ve had great fun sharing your gardening highs and lows throughout the challenge.

A big thank you to Sarah the Gardener, our wonderful Yates Ambassador – for all the time and effort you’ve put into welcoming each gardener to the challenge and then encouraging & supporting their journeys. Also to Grace our new Children’s Ambassador this year – we love your enthusiasm for all things gardening, thanks for supporting our challenge!

And the winners are….

MAJOR PRIZE WINNERS

Best Individual – Adult

Northland Newbies v2

Best Individual – Child, 3 joint winners from the same family!

Little Pig & Flamingo butterfly & Snow

Best Community

Devonport Community Garden

Best School

Opotiki Primary Study Support Programme

RUNNER UP PRIZE WINNERS

Best use of Yates products

Tracey Ranginui

Most improved beginner

Hannah Jacobsen

Best failed attempt at growing vegies

ColletteRedman

LAST TWO MINI CHALLENGE WINNERS

Kids Mini Challenge – Best Dinosaur or Fairy Garden

Connor Burgin

Mini Challenge 4 – Best recipe from harvested produce

1) ColletteRedman

2) Gardening Mummy

3) Nicky, the artist

Leading regions see all regions

Auckland

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

Waikato

121 Gardeners
Growing: Beans, Beetroot, Broad beans, Broadbeans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Californian Poppy, Capsicum, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Chilli, Chinese Cabbage, Cucumber, Eggplant, Herbs, Leek, Lettuce, Marigolds, Nasturtium, Parsnip, Peas, Pumpkin, Radish, Silverbeet, Spinach, Spring Onion, Squash, Sunflowers, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Turnip, Zucchini

Wellington

103 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

Canterbury

102 Gardeners
Growing: Beans, Beetroot, Broad beans, Broadbeans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Capsicum, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Chilli, Chinese Cabbage, Cosmos, Cottage Garden Mix, Cucumber, Herbs, Leek, Lettuce, Nasturtium, Parsnip, Peas, Phlox, Pumpkin, Radish, Silverbeet, Spinach, Spring Onion, Squash, Sunflowers, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Zucchini

Bay of Plenty

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

Northland

46 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, Turnip, Zucchini

All entries receive a free pack of seeds!

A Message from Sarah the Gardener, for Yates

Congratulations to all of our winners! We have loved reading your entries.

Recent blog post

Beans

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Yah I have lots of purple beans ready to eat!

Theo is talking about growing Beans in Auckland. Posted at 17:12pm on 13th December 2015

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Previous Growing Challenges

The Yates Growing Challenge is something we run each year. Check out some of our earlier challenges.

The 2017 Vegie Growing Challenge

The 2016 Vegie Growing Challenge

The 2015 Vegie Growing Challenge

The 2014 Vegie Growing Challenge

The 2013 Vegie Growing Challenge