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

Kids Vegie Growing Challenge
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Auckland

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

Waikato

21 Gardeners
Growing: Beans, Beetroot, Broad beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Capsicum, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Chilli, Cucumber, Eggplant, Herbs, Kale, Lettuce, Peas, Pumpkin, Radish, Silverbeet, Squash, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Zucchini, Something else

Northland

15 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

Canterbury

15 Gardeners
Growing: Capsicum, Cucumber, Herbs, Kale, Lettuce, Peas, Pumpkin, Silverbeet, Spinach, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Zucchini, Something else

Manawatu-Wanganui

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

Otago

12 Gardeners
Growing: Beans, Beetroot, Broad beans, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Capsicum, Carrot, Cucumber, Eggplant, Herbs, Leek, Lettuce, Parsnip, Peas, Pumpkin, Radish, 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

Welcome to all our recent arrivals, it is nice to see so many kids, and all the encouraging comments being made. Happy gardening. : o)

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I could go in to great depth as to how we struggled to get the new vegie garden up and running, suffice to say our muscles ached for weeks on en...

Somerset Sue is talking about growing Beans, Cabbage, Capsicum, Cauliflower, Celery, Chilli, Cucumber, Eggplant, Leek, Lettuce, Peas, Radish, Spring Onion, Sweetcorn, Tomato, Zucchini in Manawatu-Wanganui. Posted at 08:09am on 20th September 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