A big welcome if you are joining us. We’re very excited to be working with the Royal Windsor Flower Show on this really fun project again for a third year running. Below is a video with all of the details, as well as some tips on growing potatoes and planting and biodiversity.

If you have mislaid your copy, here is a copy of the competition invitation letter with all of the details on.

Grow Your Own Potatoes

For some tips on how to grow your own potatoes have a look at our video below.

The potatoes you have received are earlies and have been chitted for 3 weeks (which means placed out on a warm windowsill to sprout), so they are ready for you to plant this week and will be ready to harvest in June.

You have already been provided with large pots, seed potatoes and compost. The children will need to plant and care for these with regular watering and topping up soil levels so they maximise their crop. Remember, you must bring the whole pot to the show. The container will be tipped out at the Show and the contents weighed. The school with the biggest crop by weight will win.

 

What is BioDiversity - A Handy Guide

Seed Planting

For some tips on planting seeds, have a look at our handy guide below.

Seedling Swap

Just like last year, we really want to promote biodiversity and sustainability this year. A great way to do this is to organise a seed or seedling swap with your local community.

This event will also help you with your wheelbarrow planting by boosting biodiversity by including a variety of plants.

To help you to organise this, we have created a template invitation you can download and organise within your school or local area.

 

Download the template.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the schools competition, please email Tina – enquiries@littlemuddyboots.co.uk

Flowershow schools wheelbarrow from 2022