Win Baby Bio Outdoor liquid feed & see the results of our tests

Posted By: Alexandra Campbell On: July 3rd, 2016 In: Prize draws & competitions

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Enter this giveaway to win one of three sets of Baby Bio Outdoor plant food, worth £11.98 each.

Each set consists of one 750ml bottle of Baby Bio Outdoor Flowers & Shrubs and one 750ml bottle of Baby Bio Outdoor Fruit & Vegetables

Each bottle will give you 75 litres of plant food. Just add a 10ml capful of liquid feed to every litre of water in your watering can. (Standard watering cans take 10 litres of water).

The Baby Bio Outdoor Big Boost challenge

The Baby Bio Outdoor Big Boost challenge

To enter: either leave a comment on this post telling me what your favourite grow-your-own veg is.

Or tweet me @midsizegarden saying you’d like to win a set of Baby Bio® Outdoor liquid feed.

CLOSING DATE 31ST JULY 2016

Entries received after 31st July 2016 will not be valid.

The results of my Baby Bio Outdoor liquid feed Big Boost challenge

Baby Bio invited me to take the Baby Bio Challenge. It involves taking two identical plants. I’ve fed one with Baby Bio Outdoor and not fed the other. I have chosen to focus on vegetables, and have done the challenge with beans, courgettes, tomatoes, mangetout and chillies.

Fertilising your plants isn't difficult - it just means adding a liquid fertiliser such as Baby Bio Outdoor to your regular watering routine every 14 days. However, do be careful not to get water with fertiliser on leaves - make sure that you water the soil beneath the leaves instead.

Fertilising your plants isn’t difficult – it just means adding a liquid fertiliser such as Baby Bio® Outdoor to your regular watering routine every 14 days. However, do be careful not to get water with fertiliser on leaves – make sure that you water the soil beneath the leaves instead.

Courgettes:

 

Courgettes:

I did the test with two groups of courgettes. Two ‘Courgettes Romanesco’ were grown from seed and planted in the vegetable bed. Another two were planted in pots. One of each group was fed fortnightly with Baby Bio Liquid Outdoor feed.

After two weeks, the Baby Bio-fed plants were slightly larger. All the plants looked healthy.

After 4 weeks. The plant on the right is fed with Baby Bio Outdoor liquid feed.

After 4 weeks. The plant on the right is fed with Baby Bio Outdoor liquid feed.

After 4 weeks. The plant on the right is fed with Baby Bio Outdoor liquid feed.

The Baby Bio plants produced courgettes to harvest about five days earlier than the non-Baby Bio.

I have harvested 16 courgettes from the two Baby Bio-fed plants and eight from the two that weren’t fed.

We also had a great deal of rain, and at one point, both the courgettes in pots looked very mouldy and manky. I thought they were both on their way out, but both have perked up. The Baby Bio fed one perked up sooner and has started giving me courgettes again.

The courgette plant that hasn’t been fed hasn’t produced any more courgettes at all. I am now going to feed both plants to see if the plant that hasn’t been fed will start producing courgettes if it is fed from now.

Tomatoes and chillies:

It’s too early to say. Plants are growing and look healthy. They have only been planted out for 2 weeks.

Runner beans:

Both Baby Bio and non-Baby Bio bean plants are growing well. I have five red flowers on the non Baby Bio and fourteen flowers on the plant fed with Baby Bio.

Mangetout:

I grew these in my mini polytunnel which has turned out to be far too small for them. They are so hopelessly entangled with each other and with the self-seeded nasturtiums that are allowed to roam freely. I’m afraid I have failed in maintaining proper test conditions, but I have eaten a lot of mangetout, so something must be working.

COMPETITION WINNERS: These were Mcheria, Nikki and Melissa

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Terms & Conditions: This prize draw is open to residents of the United Kingdom. Relatives of employees of Touchnote Limited and the Middlesized Garden or anyone connected with this prize draw are not permitted to enter. There is no entry fee and no purchase is necessary. The prize draw closes at midnight on Thursday 4 August 2016. One hundred winners selected at random. The winner will be chosen at random and notified by either Twitter or email within 21 days of the closing date. If the winner doesn’t respond to claim the prize within 21 days of being notified, another winner may be appointed. There is no cash alternative to the prize. Prizes are not transferrable. Email addresses provided to enter this prize draw will be used in accordance with UK Data legislation. The names of the winners as provided in your tweet or comment will normally be published on the Middlesized Garden. The Middlesized Garden is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied by any third party involved with this prize draw and reserves the right to cancel this prize draw in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

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16 Comments

  • Linda says:

    I love growing herbs to add flavour to my cooking

  • Sharon says:

    I love growing herbs, chives are very easy to grow and full of flavour! I also love growing pumpkins 🙂 x

  • Nikki says:

    My favourite grow-your-own veg is….Tomato

    So easy to grow and absolutely nothing beats the taste and fragrance of a freshly picked tomato

  • Mcheria says:

    Well…I’ve had terrible luck with slugs this year, which also happens to be my first year at attempting to grow veg – so I’ll say potatoes – the only one that’s survived!

  • Donata says:

    My favourite grow-your-own veg is radish!

  • Melissa Lee says:

    I love growing tomatoes at home – it took me ages to master it but now they turn out not too bad!

  • Louise Lumsden says:

    my favourite is Kale because it’s an easy cut & come again green to grow that’s so full of goodness & has a long season.It’s also very versatile and can be used in so many different ways in the kitchen,we love it.

  • Sathya Srinivasan says:

    My favourite fruit tree is a ‘rescued’ pear tree. Found a little one in my garden when we moved in, and it took me two years to find it the right spot and get it established. Because it was previously planted very close to other plants like bamboo and camellia, the leaves still gets rust spots on them and we have never seen any fruits in the last three years. This year we’ve seen a few pears and although the tree is still small and not robust enough, it is still our little gem and nothing would give us more joy than to see it thrive. Would love to hear if you or Baby Bio have any suggestions on how to help our little pear tree.

    • Try feeding it with fertiliser (according to what it says on the packet or bottle – don’t overfeed). Also many fruit trees do take time to get established – all ours certainly took at least 3 years before they produced a reasonable amount of fruit. The good crops started the year after they produced just a few so next year may see an improvement.

  • Nigel Jones says:

    My favourite veg is the tomato. What a lovely savoury fruit!

  • My favourite grow-your-own veg is Strawberries…. Although Sweetcorn is very yummy…………….. but so are Peas….

  • Jenny Organ says:

    I adore mange tout. A short season but such a fresh, energising vegetable eaten hot or in salads.

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