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Sunday, 19 February 2012

Win a Vegetable seeds Field Guide

On my Gren lane Allotments blog, back in October, I wrote a review of The Pictorial Guide to Seeds of the World by Terry Woodger 

Well Terry has now produced a series of five field guides:
Each field guide focuses on one of five groups of seeds - vegetables, fruit, herbs and spices, garden flowers and trees, shrubs and vines and is basically an abridged version of the book I reviewed previously which covers all these seed groups. To read the complete review click here

Like their big brother each guide contains information on collecting, cleaning and storing seeds and each guide has 100 or more colour, scaled photographs  of seeds just like the ones in the larger book.

If you read the main review then basically the same applies to the smaller field guides so I don't want to go over the same ground and repeat myself here.

So why am I mentioning these guides - well, Terry has sent me a set of the five guides which I have decided to offer as prizes in five different competitions. I'm going to start with the Vegetable Seeds guide as I think that will be the one that will most appeal to most of my blog visitors.

Each of the field guides is available on Amazon at at cost of £19.95 so these are prizes well worth having.

I'm going to run each of the competitions on both this and Our Plot on Green lane Allotments blog and each competition will focus on the group of seeds featured in the prize guide.

So what do you have to do?
Look at the edited pictures of vegetables and try and identify each one. Although they may not all be technically vegetables we use them all as vegetables. The photo may be of any part of the vegetables not always the part that we eat. The closing date for the competition is 31 March 2012 The winner will be chosen at random from the list of those who get all the answers correct. In the unlikely event that no-one gets all the answers right the ones with the most correct answers will go into the 'hat'! You may only enter once!
Don't post your answers in the comments area as if you do everyone will see them, I've set up an entry form here

To enter the competition click here

The competition form is a bit of an experiment and so to make sure that your entry has registered can you leave a comment on this post to tell me you have sent in an entry so I can check that it has worked - don't want you to miss out!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

The School Vegetable Patch website has moved

Just to let you know that The School Vegetable Patch website has moved to 

I have had no option than to make this move which has involved a great amount of work but the web management system that I was using is being discontinued. This is the second time this has happened and so I am now moving away from the web management idea and I will now have more control over the website location.

Whilst carrying out the removal work I have also taken the opportunity to make some changes and to add some information. Additional ideas have also been added to the curriculum links section.

Please take a few minutes to browse and also let me know if you find any broken links or errors which I will be happy to repair.

Would you also pass on this information to any teachers that you know as I don't want them to lose access to any classroom resources they may regularly use.

Thank You

PS My other website is also currently on the move. It isn't completed yet but is here

Monday, 6 February 2012

Free Raised Beds for Schools from WoodBlocx

For a second year and to help promote School gardening,  WoodBlocx are giving away £2500 worth of free raised beds to schools.

If you are interested email before 29th February. 

Enter  "We want WoodBlocX”  in the subject line

10 schools will be chosen at random to receive £250 worth of free WoodBlocX.

Let me know if you are successful!

Support Needed in Stafford

Do you live near to Stafford Sports College? If so can you respond to this appeal?

Stafford Sports College need your help! 

We need help to make a memorial Garden for a teacher that passed away in school hours. We need ideas and things that you can donate
Thank you.

Please contact

Michael Clarke
Stafford Sports College
Head Gardener