Are you a passionate plotter? More than £2540 worth of prizes to be won!
We know KG readers love their veg plots and so we invite you to send in some pictures of your patch and enter our Passionate Plotter Competition 2016
We are looking for the UK’s most passionate fruit and veggie grower and now veg plots are starting to fill up with tasty crops it is the perfect time to take some photographs and enter our competition. So if you love your plot then share it with us and other KG readers. Simply send us a few photos of your plot and you could win some great prizes and your plot will also be featured in a future issue of Kitchen Garden.
You could win
Winners of Harrod Horticultural raised beds can choose from a large range including the Superior beds, pictured above that have decorative corner posts.
The WOLF-Garten multi-change 12cm swoe style hoe features a three way blade enabling both push and pull action and weeding around and behind plants in tight situations. An ideal weeder when used below soil level cutting through weeds at the root level and easily attaches to all mult-change handles including the lightweight 140cm ZM170W.
As well as vouchers The Organic Gardening Catalogue are giving away 10 litres of the brand new Chase SM4 seaweed plus feed worth £69.50.
Dobies of Devon vouchers are part of the prize and can be exchanged for some of their wonderful range of plants and sundries in their annual catalogue.
Hozelock’s prize includes its new Sensor Controller Plus which automatically adjusts the time your garden will be watered as the seasons change. Simply choose whether you would like your garden to be watered at dawn, dusk or both. And change the duration of your watering to between two minutes and an hour and from daily to once a week.
The Sensor Controller is perfectly complemented by Hozelock’s NEW Easy Drip watering system, with complete kits, which is also blissfully easy to understand, install and use. Easy Drip has been designed to suit gardens and vegetable plots, greenhouses, roof terraces and balconies and is extremely easy to adapt, control and extend too. Because of its accuracy and effectiveness it only delivers the amount of water your plants need and no more. So while you are safeguarding the health of your plants and making your life easier, the Sensor range, coupled with Easy Drip, will also help to save water.
1st Prize value over £1184
* Harrod Horticultural Raised beds worth £500
* WOLF-Garten tools worth £250
* The Organic Gardening Catalogue vouchers (worth £150) plus 10 litres of the New Chase SM4 seaweed plus feed worth £69.50
* Dobies of Devon vouchers worth £125
* Hozelock Sensor Controller (worth £44.99) plus an Easy Drip Universal Kit perfect for watering your veg beds £44.99
2nd Prize value over £744
*Harrod Horticultural Raised beds worth £350
* WOLF-Garten tools worth £150
* The Organic Gardening Catalogue vouchers worth £100 voucher plus 10 litres of Chase SM4 seaweed plus feed worth £69.50
Dobies of Devon vouchers worth £75
3rd Prize value over £419
Harrod Horticultural Raised beds worth £150
WOLF-Garten tools worth £100
The Organic Gardening Catalogue vouchers worth £50 plus 10 litres of Chase SM4 seaweed plus feed wroth £69.50
Dobies of Devon vouchers worth £50
BEST PATIO CONTAINER
This year we have a new category for a container or group of containers. Send us a picture of a pot or group of containers growing veg, fruit or herbs and you could win a special prize of a Bosch Pressure washer or Hozelock micro irrigation kit.
We will be looking for creative use of containers and planting material plus the quality of the produce.
You can send us a picture of one pot of veg, fruit or herbs or several pots together planted up. As long as there is at least one fruit/veg or herb plant visible in the group of containers flowers could also be included. Send us pictures of quirky containers planted up with fruit and veg too.
The winner of the Best Container wins a Bosch AQT 37-13 Pressure washer with a versatile 3-in-1 nozzle for powerful cleaning all around the home.
Best Patio container prizes
Winner receives a Bosch Patio Washer (AQT 37-13) worth £159.99
Runner up prize wins a Hozelock Easy Drip Micro Irrigation Kit worth £32.99
We are very grateful to the sponsors of our competition this year.
This company has been producing top quality garden products for 60 years and is innovative in bringing new designs onto the market. They offer an excellent mail order service and as well as being renowned for their sturdy fruit and vegetable cages and arches and structures they also sell a huge range of other gardening sundries. Tel 0845 402 5300 http://www.harrodhorticultural.com
The WOLF-Garten gardening tool collection offers the total solution for soil and cultivation, lawn care, tree and shrub care and general garden maintenance. The WOLF-Garten philosophy is to provide gardening tools and machinery of premium quality and performance. Our garden tool range includes the multi-change system which is lightweight and comfortable to use, so whatever the job you are tackling in the garden, Wolf-Garten can provide the right tool for the job.http://www.wolfgarten-tools.co.uk
tel 0845 894 1599
The Organic Gardening Catalogue
The Only good things for your garden… The Organic Gardening Catalogue brings you an exciting collection of seeds and supplies, all assured suitable for organic gardening and delivered direct to your home. Choose from an extensive range of over 500 organic seed varieties, seed potatoes, onion sets and garlic, as well as organic and peat free composts, soil improvers, fertilisers and mulches, seaweed feeds, plant tonics, organic fruit trees, comfrey plants, green manures, biological pest controls, tools and gardening essentials. As the official mail order partner of Garden Organic, the charity for organic growing, you can buy in confidence knowing that everything is suitable for your organic garden. Fast and easy ordering by telephone, post or online and great value delivery.
Tel 01932 253666 http://www.organiccatalogue.com
Dobies of Devon
Dobies of Devon have been supplying flower and vegetable seeds direct to gardeners since 1880.. An extensive range of products are featured in their main annual catalogue which is sent out free on request. In addition to seeds Dobies of Devon offer a huge range of young annual plants by post, plus bulbs, fruit, seeds and garden equipment.
Tel 0844 967 0303 http://www.dobies.co.uk
Hozelock – Britain’s leading watering experts – have launched a range of NEW easy-to-use products designed to revolutionise automated home watering. The range enables people to save time, safeguard the health of their plants and use less water by making it blissfully easy to control their watering remotely – whether they are at work, watching TV or sunning themselves in the Caribbean! http://www.hozelock.com
With Bosch garden tools, you are always at the forefront of technology. You will find the garden tools from Bosch are more comfortable to hold, use and manoeuvre than ever before enabling you to complete the work in your house and garden with greater ease. http://www.bosch-garden.com
How to enter
• The questionnaire filled in on the form below.
• One photograph of yourself (preferably taken on your plot. Others who help you on your plot can also be in the picture but please state who is pictured.)
• 6 pictures of your plot (Aim for one overall shot and then some pictures of smaller sections of the plot or even just one crop.)
• Picture of your container if entering this category
CLICK HERE TO UPLOAD YOUR IMAGES - All images can be uploaded in one go
Pictures should be jpegs (need to be fine quality eg. set your digital camera to minimum three megapixels before taking the pictures).
What the judges are looking for
A passion for growing so don’t worry if your plot is not perfect or pristine but we are looking for a plot well loved with effort to grow a good variety of crops, good use of the space.
• The closing date for the competition is 23rd September 2016. Judging will commence after this date and the winners will be announced in the December issue.