Late Spring GROWBox


  • Late spring is when the growing season really kicks off. By now you'll have some seedlings ready to be transplanted to their final growing position outdoors, while there is still plenty of seeds to sow to ensure you have ample homegrown veg to harvest throughout the coming months.

    This medium sized GROWBox is a selection of some of our favourite veg to be sown later in springtime.  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
      • Squash (Crown Prince)
      • Courgette (Defender)
      • Peas (Greenshaft)
      • Lettuce (Little Gem)
      • Surprise seed pack: Sunflower (Giant)
    • 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 (with the exception of carrots) 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

    Germination

    Harvest in

    Squash

    Crown Prince

    6

    Apr to Jun

    6-12 days

    20-24 weeks

    Courgette

    Defender

    10

    Apr to Jun

    7-10 days

    16 weeks

    Peas

    Greenshaft

    350

    Apr to Jun

    10days approx.

    15 weeks

    Carrot

    Autumn King

    2000

    Apr to Jul

    2-3 weeks

    8-11 weeks

    Sunflower Giant 50 Apr to May 10 days approx.  15 weeks

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