Sluggin' it out....
Peat .. the big issue
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And another thing .....

13 Jan 2013
Seed Potatoes
Seed potatoes are now becoming available in garden centres etc. Don't wait too long before getting in your seed tubers......(more)

13 Jan 2013
The supply of peat
The wet weather during 2012 has restricted the supply of peat for the coming season and as a result prices for peat-based growing media (multi-purpose composts etc) will probably increase......(more)

Test methods measuring real differences
Too often gardeners are given information which is anecdotal and not based on proper testing. In Fantasy Gardening plants are tested using methods designed to show real rather than random effects. Differences, for example, in plant height or weight, will usually be based on tests using several plants for each treatment - not just a single plant. Some differences measured in these tests can be shown by statistical analysis to be significantly different - others will not be significantly different.

Useful information
Much gardening advice is outdated, untested, often simply regurgitated and second hand or based on very limited or localised experience. Fantasy Gardening games are based on tests carried out independently using standard research techniques applied to garden plants using gardening methods.

Fantasy Gardening games provide you with information, sometimes new, on plants, on techniques and products used to grow plants and on how to contact the companies sponsoring prizes and supplying the products used.

Use of trial data
Information and games may be based on trials carried out some time ago (see Archive Games), on trials just completed (see Current Game) or on trials still continuing. Where possible results will be published as they become available. However, publication of trial details and the results may depend on sponsorship or links with other organizations, eg a newspaper or magazine competition.

See individual games for details.

Helpful Tips
We pass on practical tips for easier or more successful gardening.

Testing plants and products often throws up useful information about the best plants, the best products or the best gardening methods – anything we learn we will pass on.

There may be prizes for the best predictions of the results. (Why should football fans have all the fun?) Some games will be sponsored in cooperation with a gardening column or other publication and will give you the opportunity to enter a competition for prizes.

At present only UK sponsors and UK publications are being involved in Fantasy Gardening and therefore it may only be appropriate for UK residents to enter published competitions.

Your input
Let us have your constructive views on the site. How can we make it more interesting or useful. Suggest some plants, products or methods of growing plants which you would like to see tested or compared.

Any queries?
Please note that we do not have the resources to answer all individual queries however we do propose to have an FAQ section where we can deal with the most common questions and points raised.

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