Spring Vegie Challenge 2017

Welcome to the Yates Vegie Growing Challenge 2017

Registrations for the 2017 Vegie Growing Challenge have now closed. We look forward to see more garden updates until the end of the Challenge on the 10 December 2017.

If you are a passionate gardener who loves to share what is going on in your vegetable garden, then you have come to the right place.

Not only do we have great prizes up for grabs but you will also find other keen gardeners from all over the country who share your passion for growing great food. You can compare your garden to those in your region or across the country, making fabulous friends along the way.

All you need to do is join the Yates Garden Club, register for the challenge and then keep us updated with everything that is going on in your garden this spring by posting regular blog posts with photos and comments.

If you are just starting out or have been growing for years, you will find this a fun and exciting challenge to be a part of.

How to enter:
1. Join or login to the Yates Garden Club
2. Click the orange button below, complete entry form and post a blog post to receive a FREE packet of Yates seeds
3. Plant your vegetable seeds or seedlings and get your garden underway
4. Create at least 3 blog posts with images to show your progress. No more than one post a day please.

PRIZE CATEGORIES:

  • BEST INDIVIDUAL GARDENER, ADULT - $500 cash and $500 worth of Yates products
  • BEST INDIVIDUAL GARDENER, CHILDREN - $500 cash and $500 worth of Yates products
  • BEST COMMUNITY GARDEN - $500 cash and $500 worth of Yates products
  • BEST SCHOOL GARDEN - $500 cash and $500 worth of Yates products

Runners Up Prizes for

  • Best use of Yates products
  • Most improved beginner
  • Best 'failed' attempt at growing vegies

+ Lots of prizes throughout the challenge!

If you are already registered in the challenge, and want to carry on your posting journey – head over to your profile and click on Growing Challenge to post!

Competition tips
Terms & Conditions

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Auckland

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

Waikato

62 Gardeners
Growing: Beans, Beetroot, Broadbeans, Broccoli, Cabbage, 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

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

Wellington

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

Northland

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

Otago

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

All entries receive a free pack of seeds!

Message from Sarah

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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 2016 Vegie Growing Challenge

The 2015 Vegie Growing Challenge

The 2014 Vegie Growing Challenge

The 2013 Vegie Growing Challenge