Grow Your Own Potatoes 2019 has now come to an end and what a great year it has been too, with more schools taking part, a new website and new varieties being grown in a couple of regions.
This years prizes will be presented in September, when schools are back after the summer break, as some regions winning weights still need to be confirmed.
Prizes for GYOP 2020 have not yet been confirmed but there will be:
1 x National prize for the heaviest Rocket variety.
10 x Regional prizes for the second variety (one per region – East Scotland, West Scotland, Wales, NE North England, NE South England, NW England, Central North England, Central South England SE England & SW England).
We hope you all had great fun growing and learning about potatoes and don't forget to sign up again for next year.
There are four ways to win prizes for your school
Please remember to take pictures of your class harvesting and of your harvested potatoes on the scales, showing the weight, to support your heaviest weight entries.
Once you have harvested, washed and weighed your potatoes, make sure you keep the two varieties separate and, using the entry form supplied, send in the following:
1 Heaviest weight from one growbag of your national variety - Rocket
2 Heaviest weight from one growbag of your regional variety - Varies
3 Largest individual potato – can be either variety
4 Largest number of potatoes harvested from one growbag
Why not celebrate your school's potato-growing achievements by printing off your very own Grow Your Own Potatoes certificate?
All you have to do is print and then fill in your school’s name and weight of crops grown, and display in the classroom.
A brilliant way for the children to remember their success.