It is hard to believe that Spring is really upon and amidst the plunging temperatures plants are trying to bud and bloom, so this should be a great time to start planting seeds to grow your own delicious fresh herbs, salads and vegetables.
Seed Pantry has launched a new Children's Seeds Starter Kit, a Chilli Seeds Starter Pack for growing your own fresh chillies at home and a Three Seasons Kit, delivered in three boxes during the year.
The Children's Me Seeds Starter Kit is ideal for little green-fingers and contains a fabulous selection of seeds for kids to enjoy growing at home. Priced at £12.50, the pack contains seeds to grow cress, sunflowers, pumpkins and sweetcorn, as well as all the compost discs, pots and labels you need to get started. The cress can be grown at any time of year, while the rest of the seeds should be planted between March and June for the best results.
It's a great way to teach kids about nature and how vegetables grow. Plus some of the varieties grow quickly while others take their time so children are kept interested over the growing season.
Perfect for 'grow your own' fans, novice gardeners and chilli lovers, the Chilli kit (£24) shows you how to grow three distinct seed pack varieties of chilli pepper with Apaches, Navahos and hot Habaneros. It contains all the equipment you need to start growing 12 plants, including two 6 cell mini propagators, 14 bio-degradable rice husk pots, 12 organic mini compost disks and 50 seedling markers.
The seeds grow well in pots inside or outside in sheltered sunny positions and can be planted between January and April.
The Three Seasons Club Kit (£70) is delivered in three exciting packs during the year, with the Spring Kit containing seeds to grow gourmet summer vegetables - carrots, sweet peppers, mangetout, courgettes, rocket, lolla rossa lettuce, radishes and spring onions. Pots and compost discs come in the kit too, along with coconut husk seed trays, compost discs and pots.
The Autumn box allows you to grow crisp winter greens Pak choi, rainbow chard, salad onions, and spicy leaves (rocket, mustards and sorrel), while the Winter box (delivered in December / January) contains seeds for growing fresh, spicy chillis.
Each pack contains all the equipment you need to get started, including eco-friendly mini propagators,biodegradable rice husk pots, organic mini compost discs and wooden seedling markers. All kits arrive in a stylish Seed Pantry gift box, made using recycled packaging and printed with vegetable inks. Boxes include easy-to-follow illustrated instructions, plus a handy notes pencil.
Growing Your Own is set to be a huge trend again this year and Spring is a great time to get started. You don't need a big garden or outdoor space as our kits are designed to be grown in small spaces such as balconies, windowsills, back yards and and even indoors. I passionately believe it's possible to grow high quality produce even in the smallest of urban spaces and our new seed starter packs for Spring provide a fantastic variety of herbs, vegetables and chillies to grow at home with the family. Whether you are an experienced gardener or new to growing your own, home-grown, organic vegetables, salads and herbs will taste amazing, are great value for money and give the whole family a sense of achievement when they are added to home-cooked dishes and recipes.Neil Whitehead, Founder
All products are available to purchase now from www.seedpantry.co.uk