So what do you have to do?
Cases of manure contamination are still cropping up see here so it's still important to take care when acquiring supplies. This is especially important in areas where Forefront weedkiller is available.
Garden Direct are offering a range of autumn plug plants
Sunday, February 19
You may remember that 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
Like their big brother each contains information on collecting, cleaning and storing seeds and each guide has 100 or more colour, scaled photographs 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 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 The School Vegetable Patch 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
The form is a Google document so may only work if you use Google Chrome as your browser - I wish these browser developers would get their act together instead of trying to thwart each other!
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!
Posted by Sue Garrett at 6:44 pm