Congratulations on successfully growing and harvesting your potatoes. We hope that you have enjoyed taking part this year and have harvested a successful crop.
2022 has been a year of transition and change, with everything starting a little later than we would have liked.
With this in mind we will be doing things slightly differently at harvesting:
- We will not be setting a national harvesting day nationwide this year. Instead we will be encouraging you to keep growing your crop as long as you can to ensure the best harvest possible.
- Once harvested send in your weights, you have until the end of August to do this.
Please note when entering your weights on the competition entry form;
Weight 1 - enter weight for one bag of harvested Casablanca
Weight 2 - enter weight for one bag of harvested Sarpo Uno
- In September we will randomly pick one entry (regardless of variety) who will win £50 of National Gardening Vouchers for their school.
Winners will be notified by telephone and prizes awarded in September.
For 2022 - there will be no prizes allocated for largest individual or largest number of tubers.
Prizes may change depending on availability
For 2020 ONLY no prizes were awarded for largest individual potato, the largest number of potatoes harvested from one grow bag or heaviest regional varieties.
Remember to collect pictures of your potatoes being harvested and of your harvested potatoes on the scales, showing the weight, to support your heaviest weight entries.
Once your potatoes are harvested, washed and weighed, make sure the two varieties are kept 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
This has been a very unusual year, these revised plans are for 2020 only and we hope to be back running the competition as normal again in 2021.
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.