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Sunday, February 19

Win a Vegetable Seeds Field Guide

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!

16 comments:

  1. Don't post your answers here use the entry form.

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    1. Well I am definitely going to give this a go...looks a little tricky though so I will be taking my time...I really liked the look of the book but it was very expensive so i never got one...at least this is more affordable if i don't win!!

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    2. I notice the price on Amazon has dropped considerably Tanya - apparently you can also buy it as a less expensive ebook but I haven't been able to find this yet.

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  2. This will be evry tough one for me! Let's see who win this !

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    1. True that they aren't really the vegetables you are likely to grow Malar but if you want to take part you could try browsing some images on the Internet to get some ideas

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  3. It's too hard...sob, sigh, I reckon I know 11 but the rest???? Hmmm perhaps I need to sleep on it. I love games like this though.

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    1. I had to give you a bit of a challenge Liz! You may like another puzzle on my website here

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  4. Wow, it's hard. I think I need to take a bit more time over it. There's fourteen photos in total, is that right?

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    1. That's why I've given 'til 31 March Jo, Yes 14 photos if you click on the entry form you'll see all the photos set out side by side.

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    2. I've just numbered the photos on the slideshow - I thought I'd done it but can't have saved the captions

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  5. Lovely competition Sue, well done because it must have taken you a lot of time to put this together.

    Time, sadly, is what I have insufficient of at present, so I won't be entering, but good luck to those who do.

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    1. If you don't look at the answers you can have a go over next winter

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  6. Sue I can't get the form to work to submit the answers on - perhaps its a browser issue - not sure.

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    1. Hi Liz, That's strange as others have come through - are you using Google Chrome.

      If you can't get it to work email me the answers - the address is at the top of the sidebar under the photo of me feeling blue!

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  7. I switched to google chrome and got it to work - my 2 year old wasn't as helpful as you might think.....

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    1. It arrived safely Liz - you just can't trust two year olds can you whatever are they being taught these days!

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