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 second year running. We can’t wait to get started and to come in and visit you all. Below is a video with all of the details, as well as some tips on growing potatoes and planting.
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.
The Society will provide the 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 put 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.
Seedling Swap Event
As part of this project we’re also going to be hosting a seedling swap event to encourage the schools participating to swap seedlings and add greater diversity to their growing projects.
To participate, can a member of your team or PTA please bring 10 seedlings to swap to the Little Muddy Boots site at Jealotts Hills Community Landshare in Warfield.
If you would like to participate, please email Tina.
Thursday 27th April
Jealott’s Hill Community Landshare
Wellers Lane at the junction of Penfurzen Lane
Click here to view the location on a map.