Spring Vegie Growing Challenge 2018

Welcome to the Yates Vegie Growing Challenge 2018

New entries have now closed for this year. For competitors already entered, the challenge is still running until the 9th of Dec.

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.

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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Auckland

50 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

40 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

30 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

23 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

Northland

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

All entries receive a free pack of seeds!

A Message from Sarah the Gardener, for Yates

This is the very last week! The challenge finishes on Sunday, so don’t forget the last mini challenges and blog posts. Where has the time gone? : o)

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Best Garden yet

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Well, my blogging has been patchy at best.... But this season looks to be my best garden to date - have been harvesting silverbeet, carrots, bee...

nzjewel is talking about growing Beetroot, Capsicum, Carrot, Peas, Pumpkin, Radish, Silverbeet, Spring Onion, Tomato, Zucchini, Something else in Waikato. Posted at 21:12pm on 9th December 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