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The Schools Competition theme is ‘Vegetable Planting’ and we have lots of goodies to give away.

Spring is in the air, the plants in the garden are coming back to life, the wildlife is becoming active and hopefully the worst of the weather is behind us. Now is an ideal time to start planting.

PolyPot Grow Bags

For this months competition we are giving away some brilliant planting kits and a selection of vegetables to grow, which will get your school garden off to a great start.

Garlic Bulbs

Growing potatoes is something that every child enjoys from delving in the lovely moist compost to plant the seed potatoes to looking for ‘treasure’ at harvest time. Rhubarb is an easy plant to grow and maintain and available in different varieties, we have included two varieties here so that you can compare them. Garlic is another easy plant to grow and all the more interesting as it’s the main ingredient of everybody’s favourite Garlic Bread.

 
 
To enter all you need to do is to find three signs of spring where you are and then tell us what they are as well as what is your favourite thing about spring, be imaginative it could be something that happens, or something that you do, as well as a plant, bird or animal.
 
So hurry, hurry, hurry as the competition ends on 31st March 2012, get your entry in to us as soon as possible for a chance to win: 

Rhubarb Timperley Early

 
So get out there ‘Spring Spotting’ as entries need to be in by 31st March 2012. For entry details and your entry form click here.

The Family Competition theme is ‘Seed Sowing’ and we have some great prizes up for grabs.

Spring is finally here and there are plenty of jobs to do in the garden, things to plant and seeds to grow. Lots of seeds can be started off on your windowsill and an ideal way to grow them is in a Mini Propagator especially if the weather outside is cold or wet.

Mini Propagator Seed Growing Kit

To win some great garden goodies all you need to do is to
 
SOW AND GROW SOMETHING YOU CAN EAT ON YOUR WINDOWSILL
 
and then tell us all about it or send in a photograph or a drawing
 
 
Growbox Childrens Flower Garden
 
The winning entry will receive:
 
 
Gardener's Apprentice Hand Trowel
 
Kid's Traditional Watering Can
So get planning, sowing and growing as entries need to be in by 31st May 2012. For entry details and your entry form click here.

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Have fun during this festive time of year …and learn a little along the way, with our Christmas Quiz.  Open to both schools and families, there are 10 questions to get your teeth into.  …And this time around the competition won’t close until 9 January 2011 – to give you all a bit longer to reply during this busy time of year. 

The first correct entry out of the hat will win a great selection of windowsill gardening goodies. These will be perfect for getting your growing season started in the new year.  Included are a paper potter, two non electric propagators, two childrens hand trowels, two sets of kids gardening gloves and a kids watering can!
 

So here are the questions:

  1. What saint is another name for Father Christmas?
  2. Can you name a vegetable that is in season at Christmas time?
  3. True or false – candles were used to decorate Christmas trees before electric lights were invented?  (but don’t try that at home!)
  4. What did my true love send to me on the 12th day of Christmas?
  5. Mistletoe is a hemi-parasitic plant – do you know what that means?
  6. Name 3 things you can find on a nature walk that can be used to decorate the house over christmas
  7. Advent is used to describe the 24 days leading to Christmas, but do you know what the meaning of advent is in Latin?
  8. True or false – in Victorian times mince pies contained beef and spices
  9. Can you name one of the first garden flowers of the new year
  10. What is your favourite thing about Christmas?

Email your answers to competitions@gardeningwithchildren.co.uk or send in the post to Gardening With Children December Competition, Unit 1, Bee Mill, Ribchester, PR3 3XJ.

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