HQ Summer GROWBox


  • After a busy few months of indoor and direct sowings, its easy to think that there's not much left to do in summer, except top-up your gardener's tan and reap the rewards of your labour. This is partly true - the summer months are certainly about harvesting and eating tasty homegrown food - but there's still plenty to for in readiness for late summer and autumn harvests.

    This medium sized GROWBox is a selection of some of our favourite veg to be sown during the summer months.  We've tried to cram as much as we can into this GROWBox to get you started. We've also got a whole range of free resources here on the GIY website.

    What’s in the GROWBox?

    This is a box full of possibility – imagine yourself tucking in to a meal with your own home-grown fresh veg, making it taste amazing? But before you get there, you’ve got to grow it.  This box contains:

    • Seed Packs x 5
      • Kale (Nero)
      • Dwarf French Beans (Purple Teepee)
      • Chard (Rainbow)
      • Basil (Sweet Genovese)
      • Surprise seed pack: Parsley (Moss Curled)
    • 1 Pencil and notepad – always a good plan to jot down your sowing dates, progress and good intentions..
    • Plant Labels – no, you won’t remember what’s in each pot!  Always label them..
    • 8cm coir pots x 4 – for sowing some of your seeds in to
    • Compost Discs x 4 – one for each pot (they bulk out when you add water)
    • This little grow your own Guide (we’ve stuffed it with loads of stuff we’ve learned about growing)
  • Where to grow them:

    • You might have a 2 acre field, or a tiny apartment, a suburban back garden or allotment. Most veg benefit from being started off in a smaller pot or tray and then transplanted when they get a little bigger.  We recommend sowing the seeds on a windowsill inside your house or apartment to start. When the seedlings get a little bigger, we will be moving them in to bigger pots to grow them either inside or outside on your balcony, terrace, patio or veg patch.  
  • At a Glance

    Veg

    Variety

    Seeds Per Pack

    When to Sow

    Harvest

    Kale

    Nero

    50

    Apr to July

     Jan to Dec

    French Beans

    Purple Teepee

    40

    Apr to July

     June to Sept

    Chard

    Rainbow

    100

    Apr to July

    May to Oct

    Basil

    Sweet Genovese

    150

    May to July

    June to Oct

     

    Parsley
    Moss Curled
    500 Feb to July Jan to Dec

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