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Friday, 29 October 2010

Grow Your Own Potatoes

Launched in 2005, Grow Your Own Potatoes (GYOP) was one of the first primary school based growing projects. Since then it has become the largest of its kind with almost 1 million children signed up for 2010 learning where potatoes come from, how they grow and that potatoes are a healthy food. Its simplicity and the fact that GYOP is a hands on activity makes it perfect for young pupils.

Schools that register to take part (in Feb) receive a FREE growing kit containing everything they need to grow a successful crop.

Visit the GYOP website for more information.

Click here to visit my website for more about growing potatoes in containers

Alan Roman have a good choice of seed potatoes - their website also includes lots of information about individual varieties and potato growing in general.

Harrod Horticultural also have planters available too click here

1 comment:

sandone1367 said...

Our world is changing and should try and more self sufficient by growing our own food. The rewards are great and organic food, healthier eating, less reliance on world trade, reduce green house gases, reduction in transportation of goods. Your children would appreciate how vegetables are grown. Kids today are very ignorant about where food comes from so it will be a learning curve for them.

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