Merry Chivemass and Herby New Year

A second growing kit arrives, and relieve the post-Christmas boredom with ‘Attack Of The Sprouts’ game from Eyegas.

BBC Gardeners’ World Herb Growing Set

Christmas has brought me a herb growing kit containing Parsley, Chives and Basil from the BBC Gardeners’ World range.

I’ve never had luck growing Basil, but I promise to try to in 2012.

This takes me to a total of two window-sill style growing kits that I’ve received this Christmas – with the other kit from ‘Secret Santa’ giving me a range of vegetables to grow.

So, as the last few hours of pre-Christmas 2011 ticks by, I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has been following/reading or commenting on this blog and the twitter feed, and I wish you a very Happy Christmas and New Year!

And if you get bored over the Christmas period waiting for your garden to wake up again, then here’s something to entertain you on a Christmas vegetable theme…..

Play ‘Attack Of The Sprouts’ game (always gets me through Christmas!)

Secret Santa Salad Surprise Leaves Snails Salivating

Secret Santa brings an Unwins Salad Kitchen Garden…. snails in a 5 mile radius salivate and start homing in.

This year Secret Santa has brought me another brilliant gift – an Unwins ‘Salad Kitchen Garden’ kit.

Secret Santa shows his genius once more!

The kit is a sturdy wooden (and plastic lined) tray – a kind of small window-box – with a small bag of compost and 5 types of seed included.

  • Mustard ‘Ruby’s and Gold’
  • Spinach Beet
  • Lamb’s Lettuce
  • Pak Choi
  • Cress ‘Wrinkled Crinkled’

I’m most looking forward to growing the Pak Choi as i’ve not knowingly eaten that before, and the description of what to do with it sounds great “Try steamed with a little soy sauce”.

Thank you Secret Santa, whoever you are!

(and yes, my snail population are going to be very excited by this lot!)