Key Dates for GYOP

Friday 26 January 2018 – deadline for registering for 2018
Complete the registration form so your school receives its free growing kit in February 2018.

Tuesday 25th February 2014– chit your potatoes

Tuesday 20 February 2018 - chit your potatoes 
Place your seed potatoes in the chitting tray provided on a windowsill with the sprouts facing upwards for two weeks. 
Download your supporting resources ready for for this years project.

Tuesday 6 March 2018 - plant your potato seeds
Plant your seed potatoes of the same variety in the two grow bags provided. 

Visit the planting potatoes section for more information on planting your potatoes and download the lesson notes and resources to help children learn what a potato plant looks like and how potatoes grow.

6 March to 12 June 2018 - grow your potatoes
There are 14 exciting potato-based lessons designed to support primary school curricula around the UK.  You can use the lesson notes and resources to plan cross-curricular work around the theme of potatoes.  Visit the  teacher resource centre to learn more. There is also the Plant Health worksheet to consult should you have any queries about your growing plant.

In addition there are colouring sheets videos and games for the children.

Tuesday 12 June 2018 - harvest your potatoes
Time to see what all your hard work has produced! 


Harvest your grow bags and remember for a chance to win a range of fantastic prizes for your school all you need to do is submit the following in our competition entry form:  

Don’t forget to wash first, then weigh in grams, and don’t forget - you must keep the crops separate.

  • Submit the weight of your Rocket crop
  • Submit the weight of your regional variety
  • Submit the weight of your largest potato
  • Submit the number of potatoes in a crop from a single variety

For the competition rules click here

Remember the competition closes on Friday 22 June 2018 so get your weights in quickly!



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