DIG FOR VICTORY: It's time to find the best allotment or vegetable patch in Fenland

PUBLISHED: 02:00 03 July 2009 | UPDATED: 11:47 29 April 2010

West End DIY vouchers for allotment comp

West End DIY vouchers for allotment comp

IS your allotment or vegetable garden top of the plots? Today we are launching a competition to find Fenland s best allotment or vegetable patch. There are some great prizes to be won so get digging for victory. Marshalls Seeds of Huntingdon are supportin

Chestnut Garden Centre donated prizes for allotment comp
l Nick Smith r Rod Edwards

IS your allotment or vegetable garden top of the plots? Today we are launching a competition to find Fenland's best allotment or vegetable patch.

There are some great prizes to be won so get digging for victory.

Marshalls Seeds of Huntingdon are supporting our competition with an amazing prize worth £100. It has donated a special hessian carrier bag with a Marshalls garden knife, 10 packets of quick grow seeds, a soil test kit, rain gauge and a stylish cap. Along with the goodies is a £50 voucher.

The Chestnut Garden Centre on the Bambers Leisure site in Wisbech is giving a prize which will help keep any vegetable plot or allotment looking great. Partners Nick Smith and Rod Edwards say the selection of top quality tools will make gardening even more enjoyable.

Marshall seeds prize for allotment comp

West End DIY in March is offering a £50 voucher so the lucky winner can choose what they need from the store.

With the credit crunch biting and families being urged to eat fresh food, growing vegetables is more popular than ever.

People all over Fenland have been dusting off their trowels to join the green revolution and the Cambs Times/Wisbech Standard think it is time to recognise their efforts.

Whether you have been growing your own fruit and vegetables for years or have just started, we want to hear from you. Send us a photograph of your allotment or vegetable garden and tell us what kind of vegetables you are growing now and the others you grow throughout the year. If you are entering the novice category let us know when you started growing vegetables and why.

There are three categories: Best Plot, Best Novice Plot and Best Junior Plot (ages 16 and under). Closing date for entries is July 24.

Our panel of judges will shortlist three from each category and visit each one to choose the eventual winners.

Final judging will take place during the week beginning Monday August 3 and winners will be announced the following Wednesday during National Allotments Week.

To enter email your photograph to fenlandsbestallotment@googlemail.com or post it to us or visit the office at 51 High Street, March, PE15 9JJ.

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This bag from Marshalls Seeds comes with lots of goodies and a £50 voucher. 2395SM709

Nick Smith and Rod Edwards of the Chestnut Garden Centre with the selection of high quality tools which will be one of the prizes. 1847PU069

Jerry Baldwin, manager of West End DIY in March is delighted to be supporting our competition and is giving a prize of £50 in vouchers. 1850PU069

Working on an allotment brings many rewards. 0551ASM609


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