Festive veg competition!

two funny pear in red bonnetGet creative with our festive veg competition, from snazzy sprouts, to cute carrots, pretty parsnips and opulent onions, dress up your seasonal vegetables and send us a photo to be in with a chance to win one of our Mini Summer Allotment Kits!

All you have to do is decorate your vegetables with festive decorations and send us a photo to info@seedpantry.co.uk to be in with a chance to win.

Alternatively, post your photo on our Twitter or Facebook pages, with the hashtag #festiveveg

Let us know if you have grown the vegetables yourself or made your own decorations for extra bonus points.

We have jazzed up our fruit and veg with these pretty bows and even hung gingerbread people on our chilli tree!

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Use cloves to make faces on sprouts
  • Make a snowman out of a cauliflower and use chopped up veg for the face, buttons and scarf
  • Decorate a broccoli with cherry tomatoes and strips of peppers to look like baubles and tinsel

A winner will be announced on Friday 19th December so get creative with your veggies and put your best entries forward.

Veg Party

Merry Christmas to all our green-fingered friends!

December SOW, GROW, EAT

Brussels Sprout Purple 2SOW – GROW – EAT

Veg growers – here’s what to do inside and outside this month!


Indoors & outdoors veg seed sowing

No outdoors sowings this month:

Sow indoors for high flavour winter greens

  • Salads in window boxes /pots: mustards, lettuce, mizuna
  • Micro veg in trays: basil, coriander, radish, pea shoots, sunflower shoots, mustards, lettuce


Young plants outdoors – keep them protected once any frosts arrive.

  • VEG: kale, pak choi, chard
  • SALAD: lettuce, rocket,  spinach, chop suey greens, mustard


What to harvest and eat this month:

Harvest crops! pick what you need, so you don’t have huge amounts to cope with, enough for today’s lunch or dinner.

  • VEG: Brussels sprouts, beetroot, celeriac, pumpkin, butternut squash, jerusalem artichoke, leeks, chicory, cabbage, kale, broccoli, carrots, parsnips
  • SALAD: pak choi, mizuna, chard, spring onions, winter lettuce, spinach, rocket, cress, mung beans, alfalfa
  • HERB: parsley, chives, garlic chives, coriander
  • FRUIT: apples, pears


INDOOR VEG – salads, parsley, coriander, chillies