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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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The Vitogrow and Octogrow are amazing portable gardens, propagators and mini greenhouses all in one.  They are so simple to use and give extremely good growing results every time. 

Voted “Best Buy propagator” by BBC Gardeners’ World, they are perfect for serious gardeners, but their simple, effective design and their flexibility to be positioned just about anywhere also make them a good choice for schools and children’s nurseries.

The Vitogrow

With its clever self-watering systems the Vitogrow gives fabulous salad and herb crops every time.

Ideal for inexperienced gardeners and professionals alike, just keep the water reservoir topped up and the Vitogrow does the rest.  Clever Capillary Strips distribute water where it is needed whilst the Feeder Tray separates the water from the plants, meaning that plants are never stood in water (which could lead to rotting and suffocation).

Perfect for growing salad crops

Plants are healthier in a Vitogrow because they are provided with constant access to water and nutrients without the plants sitting in water

Crops can be cultivated anywhere and the kit is available in two sizes.  Vitogrow contains everything you need to get growing.  Just add compost and sow your seeds.  No experienced required.

The self watering system gives the plants perfect growing conditions

The Octogrow

..And if you want great crops of tomatoes, chillies, beans and peppers the Octogrow is definitely for you.  With automatic watering that uses a reservoir and clever feeding mechanism the system continually provides your vegetable plants with the water and nutrients they need. …So they quickly produce strong and healthy crops.

The Octogrow is designed by horticulturists and is easy to set up and use.  Simply add compost, your plants, water and the plant nutrients into the reservoir.  Then sit back and watch the plants flourish!

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