Now when Mandy at Plant-n-Grow got in touch about coming to her launch night we were super excited but also cursing our busy social schedule. We haven’t made the launch night which was in collaboration with Edinburgh School of Food and Wine and we’re pretty gutted to be missing the lovely food that was on offer using fresh ingredients.
Anyways a little bit about Plant-N-Grow
PLANT-N-GROW launched in May with the help of Entrepreneurial Spark and after 2 years in development they have launched an exciting family of affordable, sustainable and seasonal selection of Grow Your Own kits RRP £13.95.
Their aim is to inspire as many people as possible into sowing, growing and cooking their own food. No matter whether you grow your veg and herbs in your window box or down an allotment, no space is too small to use one of the 12 kits available.
So what do you get in your kit?
Each kit provides a propagator, compost discs or growing mat, high quality seeds, plant markers & pencil, 5-step instructions booklet and recipe card from a range specially created in collaboration with Edinburgh School of Food and Wine.’ For those of you who are total novices there is an easy-to use ‘how-to’ instructions and series of planned instructional videos, you can access hints, tips and recipes for sowing, growing, harvesting and cooking on the website. There is a selection of 12 kits to choose from three different brands, Herbalicious, Vegalicious and Floralicious.
Our growing experience
We were lucky enough to receive one of these kits from Mandy. Our chosen kits was the Baby Leaf Salad which contained rocket, cos lettuce, chervil and beetroot ‘rainbow beet’. First things first, Mr Edinburger insisted we read the instructions. For being a guy he really is a stickler for following instructions.
Once the seeds were sown it was time to put it on the window sill and wait for them to grow.
Much to our surprise on Day 4, this happened
So if we can grow a mini salad in our flat, no one has an excuse for not giving it a go and seeing what happens.
Keep an eye out for what happens next 🙂
To be cont.
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