Mr. Fothergill’s Garden Starter Kit
Want to start growing plants in your garden? Mr. Fothergill’s Garden Starter kit makes it super simple to start your garden at home. The lovely tin packaging also makes them ideal gifts for any gardening novices or enthusiasts.
Each tin comes with:
- 3 different seeds
- 3 Peat pots
- Soil pellets
- growing instructions
Choose from 3 great plant types:
- Flowers: Giant Sunflower – Helianthus annuus, English Lavender – Lavandula angustifolia, Nasturtium Trailing Mix – Trapaeolum majus
- Herbs: Basil Sweet – Ocicum basilicum, Peppermint – Mentha x piperita, Rosemary – Salvia rosmarinus
- Vegetables: Lettuce All Year – Lactuca sativa, Cucumber Beit Alpha – Cucumis sativus, Tomato Salad Urbana – Solanum lycopersicum
Growing Instructions (included in the pack):
- Hydrate the soil pellets with twice their volume of water and transfer them to the pots supplied.
- Sow the seeds and cover them with 5mm of soil.
- Place in a warm and light position.
- Keep the soil damp but make sure you do not overwater the plants.
- Once seedlings appear, thin them out by removing the smallest plants, leaving the strongest 2-3 seedlings more room to grow.
- When seedlings are mature (have grown 5 or more leaves) transplant them with the pot into their final growing position in your garden.
- Feed the plants with quality produce specific fertiliser (flower fertiliser, herb and vegetable fertilisers).
NOTE: Keep soil moist but not wet. If soil turns light brown, use a spray bottle to rehydrate so that seeds don’t get dislodged.
- Giant Sunflower: Plant the seedlings 50cm apart to give the plants plenty of space and the flowers room to fully develop.
- English Lavender: Once established, lavender is fairly drought tolerant and doesn’t like to be overwatered.
- Nasturtium Trailing Mix: Plant 20cm apart and provide trellis or support if you want the plants to climb.
- Mint: Keep the soil well watered and snip off the outside stems as required.
- Basil: Easy to grow indoors or out, keep well watered and harvest the leaves as you need them.
- Rosemary: A hardy and drought tolerant herb that prefers well-drained soil. Harvest by cutting the branches and stripping off the leaves.
- Lettuce: Harvest by picking individual leaves as required.
- Cucumber: The cucumbers will need approx 1m² space to grow. Harvest when the cucumbers are bright green and firm.
- Tomatoes: Support the tomato plants with canes or trellis. Harvest when the fruit is red and ripe.