Just how do you rate your gardening skills?
"The series follows a handful of amateur kitchen gardeners as they transform a plot of earth into a patch of beauty and reveal all the wonderful possibilities that can be unlocked from allotment growing. Kitchen gardening and growing your own produce is an amazing way to live and this series celebrates that.
We're looking for contestants to feature in the series, those who have the skill and dedication and who could dig their way to victory and be crowned the winner of The Big Allotment Challenge. People who can cultivate the perfect carrot, make their green tomatoes into award-winning chutney and turn their dahlias and sweet peas into floral arrangements fit for a queen."
If this intrigues you, click here to go to the BBC website.
And here, to get more detailed information from the BBC
This is what the Telegraph has to say (with pictures)
. . . here's the Radio Times article!
"The Great Allotment Challenge will be filmed in a walled garden on the Mapledurham estate in Oxfordshire and each coupling will have four months ahead of the filmed challenges to harvest their crop, so with the series expected to air in early 2014, they'd better get digging for victory..."
As it is now early in 2014, and they are still looking for contestants, I suspect that Ashford Allotment Society isn't the only one that sometimes gets its dates wrong! Lets hope it's due to air in early 2015! Otherwise it could all be a bit of a rush . . .