Grow Seed seed competition. Purchase a packet of seeds to enter. Simply grow the Heaviest Marrow: Marrow Long Green Bush, the Heaviest Squash: Marina Di Chioggia (trailing) and the Longest Runner Bean: Enorma Runner Bean
|Germination||14 - 21 Days|
|Sowing Method||Your Choice|
|Seed Count||15 Seeds per variety|
Grow Seed seed competition. Purchase a packet of seeds to enter. Simply grow the Heaviest Marrow: Marrow Long Green Bush, the Heaviest Squash: Marina Di Chioggia (trailing) and the Longest Runner Bean: Enorma Runner Bean.
All entrants are required to provide some photos of the plants growing during the season. Final submission photo must be provided with a tape measure for runner beans and for the marrow and squash sat on a scales or weight bridge!
Prizes are as follows:
1st Place - £25 seed voucher
2nd Place - £15 seed voucher
3rd Place - £5 seed voucher
You may enter one category or all three the choice is up to you!
Competition closes 15th Sept, all photos and entries must be submitted by September 18th. Winner announced 1st of October via the Grow Seed Blog.
Heaviest Squash: Marina Di Chioggia (trailing)
[95 days] This amazing blue-green heirloom squash heralds from the small, seaside village of Chioggia, Italy where it’s famous for it’s unique appearance and excellent flavour. Shaped like a turban, this pumpkin has bumpy, aquamarine-green skin, succulent yellow-orange flesh, and averages between 8-12 lb. Delicious baked or in pies and especially prized for use in gnocchi and ravioli.
Longest Runner Bean: Enorma Runner Bean
[75 days] A long-standing British favourite, the Enorma Runner Bean is known for its superior flavour, vigour, high yield, and exceedingly beautiful pods. Really! These beans grow so beautifully you’ll want to show them off to someone, if only your neighbor. The pods mature 12-16 weeks from sowing and can grow up to 50cm (20in) long. Purple-seeded with red flowers, Enorma has been recommended by the National Institute of Agricultural Botany and has also won the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Excellent for freezing.
Heaviest Marrow: Marrow Long Green Bush
[70 days] This bushy marrow variety produces is best known for its large fruits, which are perfect for stuffing and baking. A prolific producer, just 1-2 plants will produce plenty of traditional, dark-green marrows with lighter stripes. Easy to grow with high yields.