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Another Big Idea – Fruit and Veg – Grow Yer Ain

I really have no idea what came over me, but I have decided to have a go at growing a few bits and bobs.   It all started out in Sainsburys with their little tubs for childen to grow strawberries and tomatoes.  They’re cute, they’re sweet, and after a little humming and heying, I went for it.   The kids were actually quite excited about it all and with serious faces, they all took their turn, and we now have some little seeds in pots waiting to grow before I put them outside.

 My boys really did enjoy doing these.  Putting in the little pellets, and seeing them grow to fill the pots as they added the water was surprising.  I really didn’t think that they would enjoy it at their age.    The sticks were duly written on with the date and the type of seed on it.  I am just hoping that they are as keen to keep looking after the plants once they begin to come through.

The only problem for me is, that once I start getting into things, I tend to take them to completely over the top levels, so I have been out shopping for more.  First in line was a few seeds to add to a new propagator.  Sweetcorn, melon, and peas have made their way to teensy little pots that we are watering and checking by the hour for signs of growth.

Whats next for my boys and I?  More plantlings, that’s for sure.  We had lots of fun sorting, picking and watering the seeds.  They are interested in them because they feel responsible for starting them off.

Wish us luck…….

That some of the seeds grow ……………

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Competition Blue Hauck Disney Pooh Melon Pushchair – Ends 30th April

Competition time again. 

This is not a sponsored competition.  I asked on twitter if I should put this on for a giveaway and the resounding answer was yes.  I’d rather it went to someone who will appreciate it, rather than someone who wants it for nothing on ebay.   It is still boxed, and sealed.   It is exactly like the one in the picture. 

  • It is worth £60 + postage.   It comes with a play tray and a raincover and a little winnie the pooh clips onto the hood.
  • Useable from 3 months +
  • Small compact design and lightweight with lockable swivel from wheels
  • 5 point safety harness.
  • Height adjustable handles
  • Hood and bumper can be taken off
  • Big shopping basket

To qualify for the competition / giveaway, you will be required to do the following:

1 – Leave a comment below, telling me that you want to enter,  follow me on twitter @scottish_mum and Tweet this. 

“I entered to win a pushchair with @scottish_mum.  Enter at ”

2 – For an extra entry.  Friend me on Google connect (on the blog front page), and like my page on facebook.   If you have already done these things, then it is an easy entry.  !/pages/Scottish-Mum/165660773455038 

I allocate each qualifying entrant a number, based on how many entries they have, and then draw at the random number website to make it fair.  Good luck to everyone who enters.

If you are new to my blog, your first comment will need to be approved before it shows up. 

This competition comes to you from Scottish Mum and has no connection with the product manufacturers.   By entering, you are agreeing that Scottish Mum Blog, or anyone connected with it, are not responsible in any way for the use of the product, and you use it at your own risk.