Thursday, 15 March 2012

Is England going 'growing' mad???

I don't know whether it's because I pay more attention now I have an allotment....or if it is just a case of the country realising that growing your own is best...but I keep seeing signs of free seeds and growing veggies EVERYWHERE...here's a few I managed to photograph!!


Daily Mail free seeds give-away
The Daily Mail are giving away tokens to claim up to 15 packets of free seeds...you just have to pay the postage.

birdseye free seeds give-away
Birds-eye are giving away free seeds with packets of there veg...and if your signed up to face-book you don't even pay postage on these so providing you buy their veg it really is FREE!!

morrisons sturdy fruit and veg shopping bags
And Morrisons not only have done the 'Lets Grow' vouchers for school for the last few years but also have these wonderful sturdy bags with some great pictures of fruit and veg on which you can buy, this is great as they are very sturdy so protect your shopping well and also are good for the environment as you cut back on carrier bags!!

Have you found any great offers that you can let people know about...I'm sure there might be some out there I have missed and would love to take advantage of!!

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16 comments:

  1. I wish they would give away seeds here in the US.

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    1. Don't you ever get free seeds in the US Becky?? Seems a shame...maybe as a nation you don't need so much encouragement to grow your own???

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  2. Maybe it has something to do with the climate? Plants grow well in the UK, don't they? Gardening has a long tradition, isn't it so?

    Thanks for commenting on my blog post!

    Anna
    oxox

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    1. Some plants grow well in the UK Anna...but then we have long periods of dry...and then wet which can really mess about with the germination and growing so it doesn't always do so well. Plus we don't have a really warm climate so there is a lot of things that we can't grow without a glass house or poly-tunnel...having said that it's always trial and error to find out what grows well in your particular area and soil. I try to grow a few different things each year and then keep with what gives me a good harvest...I find this way I end up with plenty of bountiful crops.

      I guess gardening does have a long standing tradition...and it's slowly becoming trendy so more of the younger generations are getting involved too.

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  3. I saw those Birds Eye giveaways yesterday in the shop - must admit that I did check you had to post off for them (and not find them in the bottom of the pack, like the cereal giveaways!) just to make sure they hadn't gone overboard with keen-ness! The bear may be scary, but at least it didn't freeze the seeds!

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    1. Lol on the checking in the bottom of the packet.

      I was really impressed with there offer!!

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  4. Sometimes there are just too many free seeds about as they just add more to the seed list :)

    I have three of those bags too we also have some from Sainsbury's that we bought when on holiday. It's quite funny taking the wrong bags to the different supermarkets.

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    1. I don't think I ever think there are too many free seeds...the more the merrier I say!!!!

      I always think it's great fun to take your bags from one supermarket and show them off somewhere else!!

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  5. You seem to get free seeds in all the gardening magazines, but I've cut right down on my magazine habit so none for me. I've just completed a T&M survey for a £10 gift voucher

    http://resp.survey01.net/servlet/survey?surveyId=MzAwNDQS1&source=aw&affid=47868&awc=2283_1331893041_a8b93ef76cf166241a3b3a848ba33e99

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    1. I don't tend to buy gardening magazines Jo. I find they never have as much valuable information in them as I would like for my money and the seeds they give away are too common to grasp my interest.

      Thanks for the link above...I have filled in the survey too!!

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  6. People brought tons of these free seed gifts into our Seed Swap last month...one lady came in with a whole shoe box full of them.

    The more the merrier I say! I wish more people would take up gardening and maybe these free seeds will inspire some newbies to take it up :)

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    1. Wow...a shoe box full is an awful lot!!

      I agree on the more the merrier....I swap with friends and have also taken quite a few in to the school I work at for them to grow too!!

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  7. It's definitely bang on trend at the moment so I guess all the big players are cashing in to get our loyalty.

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    1. And isn't that just great for us Damo!!

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  8. Hello Tanya, thanks for posting on my site. I have been doing a little more and planted a few more rows. Slow but sure. Its great that you have give the heads up on free offers, I am going to take a few up on the offers and see what happens. Looks like the weather is now opening out a bit and I feel I can get a bit more done between work shifts that is.

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    1. Unfortunately we all have to organise ourselves around work Dave...but it does make the whole experience more pleasurable I find. Yes the allotment is hard work but it's satisfying and I love being outside!!

      Your welcome on the offers...I say get them while you can!

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