HARVEST DAY - 8TH DECEMBER!!
1pm at Potters Park, Mt Eden
The Spud Bucket Challenge
The Spud Bucket Challenge is a GCC event designed to illustrate the effect of 'sowing seeds' and experiencing the plentiful harvest.
The GCC community were given one bucket and one seed potato and sent out to see what harvest they could produce.
Here are the rules for the competition. You could try this as well!
1. Potato must be planted and remain planted in the bucket provided. It must not be transplanted.
2.You may feed your potato plant with any fertilisers, composts, sprays etc, that you choose.
3. Bucket height can be extended so that the final container is no more than double the height of the existing bucket. Any extension must not be wider than the widest diameter of the existing bucket.
4. Bucket width must not be extended.
5. You may only use the single seed potato provided.
Prizes will be awarded for:
Heaviest overall weight of potato
Weirdest shape potato
Potato that most closely matches the face of it’s grower
There may be other categories decided later in the piece, and if you can’t make it to the ceremony, you may nominate a potato-sitter to bring it in your place....but we would miss you!
Potatoes will be harvested on the 8th Dec. This means that you must bring your potato plant fully planted and still in its bucket, to be pulled out by the foliage in view of the other competitors!
There is tons of info on line about how you grow a potato - the idea is that you keep covering up the sprout so it grows more roots and therefore more baby spuds - but check out on line - its all there!