Welcome to Grow Your Own Potatoes

A project that teaches primary aged children about potatoes. With almost 1 million primary school children benefitting from this classroom experience that is linked to the UK curricular children learn how potatoes grow and how they fit in to a healthy balanced diet. All you have to do is register your school to receive a FREE potato growing kit, use the supporting lesson plans and worksheets and for a chance to win fabulous prizes for your school, enter the competition once you have harvested.


Free recipe book for GYOP visitors

Groundwork South worked with pupils from 6 schools to produce a free book containing over 40 delicious recipes!

Visit the Groundwork South website and download your copy today

Celebrate VE Day with a delicious pie!

To celebrate the anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe, Grow Your Own Potatoes has put together some new resources emphasising the value of home-grown potatoes and other vegetables in the diet.

Are you making the most of our resources?

New resources!

Study our ‘plant health’ reference chart to maximize your yield and then check the accuracy of your results using our helpful weighing guide.

Plant Health factsheet Weighing worksheet
  1. Example Grow Your Own Potatoes kit


    Register now for Grow Your Own Potatoes 2016. Kits are limited so don't delay.

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    Boy and girl with Grow Your Own Potatoes kit


    Use the supporting lesson plans and worksheets.

  3. Man and two children planting potatoes


    Growing potatoes is fun and your school can even cook and eat the end results!

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    Colourful table

    Win prizes

    The heaviest harvests win fabulous garden furniture for your school.

Educational Resources

Download our free, curriculum-based resources for use in your classroom

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