2012 Competition Results
The wettest spring and summer on record didn’t dampen spirits for the 13 classes (11 schools) who grew the potato varieties ‘Arran Pilot’, ‘Pentland Javelin’ and ‘Rocket’. For the competition each school was provided with potato bags, potato tubers, potting compost, fertiliser and instructions to grow their spuds from Buckingham Garden Centre together with potato growing advice sent to each school at regular intervals to help them grow monster potatoes.
The results of the potato weigh-
Chris Day, the Garden Centre’s Publicity Manager said: “We’ve had the best entries ever in this competition; despite the awful weather the children and teachers have done a grand job. Even rotting spuds and slug damage didn’t deter them! Best of all, the children were able to understand the process of growing and using the potatoes in the kitchen with curries and new potatoes reportedly enjoyed by the schools.”
The winning entries received Buckingham Garden Centre Vouchers to spend on their school garden projects.
Our special thanks to Beachborough School, Marsh Gibbon C of E School, Padbury School, The Buckingham School, Milton Keynes Pre-
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