5 best 'grow your own' gardening kits

We are not all green fingered gardeners who can take a seed and make a meal, so here are five of the easiest ways to grow your own veg

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There was a time when the world was our oyster. Now, the boundaries of our home are our oyster and we find ourself trying to make the most of any entertainment available within it. For some of us, that means gardening.

You, like me, may not actually have a garden. You might never have grown a plant in your life or you might have managed to kill every plant that has ever relied on you. Fear not, if you fit into any of these categories, there is a kit available that will get you producing veg like Alan Titchmarsh.

Plant Theatre's Funky Veg kit

This is the ideal place to start if you've never done this sort of thing before, but it's also great for keeping people interested. The veg you'll be growing is fabulously funky. The kit comes with carrot seeds, courgette seeds, tomato seeds and Brussels sprouts. So far so normal, but the carrots are purple, the courgettes are yellow... nothing is as you expect – except the taste. That also makes these kits great for getting little ones involved in gardening. Everything you need to get the seeds on the go in the house and then out into the garden is in the kit and it's available for just £14.99.

If you are looking for something more specific, Plant Theatre do lots of other seed kits, including edible flowers, succulents, peppers, herbs, and our personal favourite, cocktail garnishes!

Veg out

Funky Veg Kit by Plant Theatre – 5 Extraordinary Vegetables

Ready to grow white mushrooms

Merryhill Mushrooms do a variety of different kinds of mushroom, depending on what you're after, but we have selected white mushrooms for their mild taste and versatility. They go with everything and are a really good meat substitute – or accompaniment!

With this kit, growing them could not be simpler. The soil is spawned and ready to go, remove the lid, spray twice a day and you're off. They don't even need light!

Much room for mushrooms?

Merryhill Mushrooms - Grow Your Own

AvoSeedo grow your own avocado kit

Did someone say keto? You might be on a keto diet, you might be hipster beyond belief or, like me, you might just really like avocados. Either way, you can now grow your own with far less fuss than ever before.

Traditionally, growing avocado involved faffing about with drills and toothpicks and cancelling all your plans to make sure the water levels were right. No more! With so it's always in contact. It even comes with a really cool clear pot so you can watch it do its thing!

Is it really 'proper' avo on toast if you didn't grow your own avo?

AvoSeedo Grow Your Own Avocado

Red hot chilli grow kit

Do you love a bit of heat in your food? I don't, but if you're anything like my partner, you'll not only like heat but you'll want to challenge yourself! This kit is perfect for that, with everything you need to grow five varieties of chilli peppers. A little display box, if you want it, growing pots, peat discs, instructions, and the all important seeds. You'll have Anaheim, jalapeno, cayenne, habanero and naga jolokia peppers in no time at all, all for just £10.99.

Can you handle the heat?

Red Hot Chilli Grow kit 100% Recyclable 5 Varieties to Grow

Cherry tomato jute bag grow set

Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables to eat but also to grow. Part of that popularity is the ease with which you can keep them. This kit, from BeeCycle, provides you with everything you need to keep you and your family stocked up on tomatoes. It's also a really cute little set up so it can sit on your window sill without causing any grief. At just £6.99, it would make a great little gift.

Buy your tomato kit.

Which of these would you like to try?

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Comments (9)

  • This is cool!

      5 months ago
  • I hv 2 avos started, 1 is doing better than the other...think it might be months or yrs til we get an actual avocado tho...

      5 months ago
  • Just ordered a funky veg pack

      5 months ago
  • I moved into a new house and got the garden sorted out with a new greenhouse to grow my own fruit and vegetables there’s nothing better than being successful in growing your own food and making a good go of it with amazing results. Nothing tastes better. I live in Scotland but the lockdown means we don’t have our garden centres opened up yet unlike England who have their garden centres open from today . I currently no plants 🌱 but ordered from a well known garden centre chain three tomato 🍅 plants . I want to get some cucumbers and sweet peppers to grow but I need to wait until this lockdown has finished. My Greenhouse is needing two new pane of glass installed old ones got broken in storms . Wish life would get back to normal. I am so fed up.

      5 months ago
    • This is really cool! I don’t have a garden but I’m growing peppers on my window ledge. First attempt at growing anything so ill see how it goes!

        5 months ago
    • Good luck 😉 with it all .

        5 months ago
  • Yeah will do

      5 months ago
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