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Seed Pantry Christmas gifts that keep on growing all year round

2nd December 2014 Print
Mini Summer Allotment Kit

Christmas is just around the corner and Seed Pantry offers some great gift ideas for green-fingered, grow your own fans this festive season.

And to help you keep track of the progress of your Seed Pantry grow your own kits, there’s a fantastic new app – a brilliant new way to get growing tips and reminders to keep track of the progress of all home-grown vegetables, herbs and salads.

Mini Summer Allotment Starter Pack

Ideal for those with smaller gardens, patios and balconies, the Mini Summer Allotment Starter Pack is the perfect gift for budding gardeners, those new to growing their own and green-fingered cooks. With a fantastic selection of eight gourmet summer veg and salad leaf varieties, these easy to grow seeds will bring delicious, fresh flavours to summer dishes and recipes.

The kit contains seeds to grow carrots, peppers, peas, courgettes, rocket salad leaves, lolla rossa lettuce, spring onions and radishes and is a great way to get the whole family involved in growing fresh veg, herbs and salads.

The kit contains all the equipment you need to get started, including organic peat free compost (3L bag), an FSC oak dibblet, bio-degradable rice husk pots, coir seed trays, and seedling markets.

The carefully selected seed varieties grow well in containers on sheltered balconies, roof terraces, and back yards and, of course, in the veg patch and can be planted from January.

Priced at £28, the Mini Summer Allotment Starter Pack is great for those new to gardening and experienced growers alike.

The Dad Pack – Jumbo Summer Allotment Kit

If Dad already grows his own veg or has been talking about this for some time then this Christmas is a great place to start!

The Dad Pack is designed for garden allotments and contains a fantastic selection of ten easy-to-grow summer season vegetable seeds, including two gourmet lettuce varieties, chard, spinach, tumbling tomatoes, carrots, sweet peppers, French beans, tasty courgettes and Italian beetroot.

The pack contains all the equipment you need to get started, including mini propagators, bio-degradable rice husk pots, coir coconut husk pots, seed tray, organic mini compost disks, dibblet and seedling markers.

The starter packs are made using recycled packaging and printed with vegetable inks. Boxes include easy-to-follow illustrated instructions, plus a handy notes pencil for Dad.

The carefully selected seed varieties grow well in pots, containers and the garden veg patch in sheltered, bright positions and can be planted from February.

The Dad Pack – Jumbo Summer Allotment Kit is priced at £39.

Herb Seeds Starter Pack

The Herb Seeds Starter Pack is all you’ll need to start growing your own delicious organic herbs at home in an eco-friendly way.

This great herb kit shows you how to sow and grow: basil, coriander, chives and parsley with all the equipment needed to start growing the seeds, including a mini propagator, bio-degradable pots, dibblet, mini compost disks and labels.

The Herb Seeds Starter Pack is priced at £25.

The Seed Pantry App

Featuring a handy ‘crop clock’, the Seed Pantry app lets you set a timer that will guide you through the growing process, from sow dates through to harvesting. Whether it’s for basil and beetroot or snap peas and sweet corn, the smart timer allows you to set a sow date and monitor progress of seedlings and receive alerts as reminders of key dates for transplanting and harvesting. The app also offers growing tips and techniques and is packed with illustrated veg growing information. It provides instant access to the unique Seed Pantry range of seed kits, plants and equipment and to the Seed Pantry ask a question service using Twitter, just tap the share icon to post what you’re growing or go to ask a question for our experts to answer.

The app is available to download for free from the Apple app store with an Android version to follow soon. Click on the link below or search for Seed Pantry in your app store ( Merry Christmas and Appy growing!

Seed Pantry founder, Neil Whitehead says: “Our seed growing kits make a great Christmas present for those new to gardening and to experienced grow your own fans alike and our new app makes it even easier to keep track of progress. The kits make a great foodie gift for friends and family keen to grow their own quality vegetables and herbs at home and they are perfect for growing in any spare spaces at home, from patios, rooftops, balconies and back gardens to a simple stylish window box.

“Growing your own indoor or outdoor veg patches is becoming part of everyday life and is set to be a huge trend again this year for new generations of young urbanites and families alike. At Seed Pantry we passionately believe it’s possible to grow quality produce even in the smallest of spaces. Growing your own offers great value, quality food that you know is fresh as well as organic and gives the whole family a sense of achievement when home grown vegetables, salads and herbs are added to cooked dishes and recipes throughout the year.”

Seed Pantry grow your own kits are available to purchase now from Orders must be placed by 19th December to guarantee delivery before Christmas.

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