AHDB Grow Your Own Potatoes Winners 2018!

Grow Your Own Potatoes Winners 2018We’re proud to have been involved in actively supporting the AHDB Grow Your Own Potatoes project throughout Wales and the UK for years now, and each year we get to meet the regional winners!

For the past few years the regional winners for Wales has been Milford Haven Junior School who won with an amazing 2400g of Gemson variety, which was donated by Puffin as the regional seed. The 2018 winners were Town Junior School in Birmingham who grew a fantastic 4572g of Rocket variety! Overall 15 052 growing kits were delivered into primary schools nationwide as part of the project.

More about 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 over 2 million children taking part in 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.

You can visit the Grow Your Own Potatoes Website Here.

Grow Your Own Potatoes is run by AHDB, the Agricultural, Horticultural Development Board for the UK.