Spring Vegie Growing Challenge 2018

Welcome to the Yates Vegie Growing Challenge 2018

Welcome to the 8th annual Yates Spring Vegie Growing Challenge for 2018.

Every year we have hundreds of keen vegie gardeners from all over New Zealand, of all ages, from learners to the very experienced, join in and share their passion for growing great food, enter mini challenges and make friends all – while posting updates regularly about the ups and downs of gardening in spring.

This is so much more than a competition with great prizes and a place to share photos and stories from your garden, and a wonderful supportive gardening community.

To be a part of the fun, join the Yates Garden Club, register for the Yates Vegie Growing Challenge, then start posting regular blog posts with photos and comments and keep us updated with everything that is going on in your vegie patch this season.

How to Enter

  • Join or login to the Yates Garden Club
  • Click the orange button below, complete entry form and post a blog post to receive a FREE packet of Yates seeds
  • Start your vegetable garden
  • Create at least 3 blog posts with images to show your progress throughout the challenge. 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

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

+ Lots of prizes throughout the challenge!
The Yates Vegie Growing Challenge 2018 starts on 1st September and ends 9th December 2019

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Leading regions see all regions

Auckland

48 Gardeners
Growing: Beans, Beetroot, Broad beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Capsicum, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Celery, Chilli, Cucumber, Eggplant, Herbs, Kale, Kohl Rabi, Leek, Lettuce, Parsnip, Peas, Pumpkin, Radish, Silverbeet, Spinach, Spring Onion, Squash, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Zucchini, Something else

Canterbury

39 Gardeners
Growing: Beans, Beetroot, Broad beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Capsicum, Carrot, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Eggplant, Herbs, Kale, Lettuce, Parsnip, Peas, Pumpkin, Silverbeet, Spinach, Spring Onion, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Zucchini, Something else

Waikato

38 Gardeners
Growing: Beans, Beetroot, Broad beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Capsicum, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Chilli, Cucumber, Eggplant, Herbs, Kale, Kohl Rabi, Leek, Lettuce, Peas, Pumpkin, Radish, Silverbeet, Spinach, Spring Onion, Squash, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Zucchini, Something else

Manawatu-Wanganui

25 Gardeners
Growing: Beans, Beetroot, Broad beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Capsicum, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Chilli, Chinese Cabbage, Cucumber, Eggplant, Florence Fennel, Herbs, Kale, Kohl Rabi, Leek, Lettuce, Peas, Pumpkin, Radish, Silverbeet, Spinach, Spring Onion, Squash, Sweetcorn, Tatsoi, Tomato, Zucchini, Something else

Wellington

21 Gardeners
Growing: Beans, Beetroot, Broad beans, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Capsicum, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Celery, Chilli, Cucumber, Eggplant, Florence Fennel, Herbs, Kale, Leek, Lettuce, Parsnip, Peas, Pumpkin, Radish, Silverbeet, Spinach, Spring Onion, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Turnip, Zucchini, Something else

Otago

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

All entries receive a free pack of seeds!

A Message from Sarah the Gardener, for Yates

This new week brings new challenges – good ones, not like last week’s weather! Check out my blog or your email for more ways to win! : o)

Recent blog post

Dirt prepping

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so this week we are going to be prepping the dirt before the plants go in next weekend..  Our soil is already mixed with sheep poo mulch gr...

teganstockman-1 is talking about growing Broccoli, Cauliflower in Waikato. Posted at 11:10am on 16th October 2018

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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