Sherborne Primary School pupils prepare for pepper growing competition

Added on 02 April 2015

Pupils at Sherborne Primary School have been invited by Castle Gardens to take part in The Gardens Group’s new Young Grower of the Year competition. Each class from the school has received pre-potted bell pepper plants to grow in their classroom, while pupils had until Sunday 29 March to collect their own free pepper growing kit from the garden centre on New Road in Sherborne, to have a go at home.

On Friday 17 July the children’s home-grown bell peppers will be judged by one of Castle Gardens’ experts. The pupil who manages to grow the healthiest plant with the largest and most vibrant coloured peppers will be awarded The Gardens Group’s Young Grower of the Year trophy.

Tony Das, houseplants manager at Castle Gardens, (pictured above, top right) explains; “We have been inundated with young growers flocking to Castle Gardens to collect their free pepper growing kit. We are delighted to see that so many children and their families want to get involved in this competition and I really hope they will enjoy it so much that they will have a go at growing other vegetables.”

The judging will take place at Sherborne Primary School just before Castle Gardens’ Chilli Pepper Festival, which will run from Monday 20 – Sunday 26 July 2015.

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