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Get Free seed potatoes!

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potatoes-for-schoolsThe other week I told you how to get free tomato seeds.

This week I want to tell you about getting some free seed potatoes courtesy of potatoes for Schools.

Unfortunately the offer is closed for this year, but you can register now ready for 2012.

Each year little Miss Green receives some goodies in the post from the Potato Council including seed potatoes, a topic to study and growing and cooking instructions.

There are also some really useful teaching resources on their website too. Last year Little Miss Green and I did an entire term project on potatoes for our home education based on their power point presentations and ideas for lesson plans.

Grow your own potatoes have been running 5 years and support over 1 million children across the UK by supplying them with free growing kits containing all you need for a successful crop. Any school which gets involved can enter a competition to win an interactive whiteboard.

Each year the kit is slightly different. This year we have:

2 growing bags (ideal if you don’t have a garden)
2 Rocket seed potatoes
3 piccolo star seed potatoes
1 sheet of variety labels for grow bag identification
Diary stickers
1 healthy eating poster
“Beneath the soil” science activity

The focus this year is on healthy eating and you can compare your potato growth rates throughout the coming months to those grown by a professional via the potato council’s webcam.

We’re big potato eaters here at Chez Green, so our potatoes are now chitting ready for planting next month! What about you – do you grow potatoes?


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