Gardening gifts for Christmas from Johnsons Seeds

Bring some festive cheer to your green fingered family and friends this Christmas, with a present from Johnsons Seeds. Choose from a number of innovative gardening gifts including fun grow kits for youngsters, kits for growing microgreens and a kitchen seed sprouter. And for the herb enthusiasts, Jekka McVicar’s ‘A Pocketful of Herbs’ book would make a perfect stocking filler.

New to Little Gardeners (Johnsons’ range for children) are four Starter Kits – Cheery Nasturtiums, Gigantic Sunflowers, Halloween Pumpkins and Sweet Strawberries. Perfect to get little ones growing, each brightly packaged pack has an RRP of £4.00 and comprises of a propagator tray and lid, compost, seeds and simple instructions. Elsewhere in the Little Gardeners range, there are Complete Grow Kits (RRP £4.50) and Flower Mixes (RRP £3.00) – all providing seeds for your little garden helpers to grow, with extra games and activities all included. There’s even a Mini Greenhouse (RRP £12.00) for children to build, which can be used as a novel propagator to start seeds off.

Jekka McVicar’s new book ‘A Pocketful of Herbs’ is now available from the Johnsons Jekka’s Herbs stand and has been hailed a ‘genius little book’ by Jamie Oliver. The A-Z guide describes over 300 varieties of herbs grown at Jekka’s Herb Farm in Bristol and includes beautiful photography. With an RRP of £12.99 the book would make a perfect present for anyone interested in herbs and their uses. Johnsons are also offering the chance to win a pair of tickets to a supper club at Jekka’s Farm, by entering the competition highlighted on the stand.
For the closest thing yet to ‘instant vegetables’, Johnsons Microgreens Growing Kit (RRP £4.99) is an easy way of growing and harvesting baby leaves to add fresh flavour to dishes. Along with the Kitchen Seed Sprouter – a fuss-free way of producing fresh and tasty sprouts from your windowsill with an RRP of £11.99 – what better way to kick off those new year healthy eating resolutions.

Johnsons also offers a lovely range of flower seeds in collaboration with Sarah Raven, for that extra gift under the tree. The collections of beautiful cut flower and wildlife attracting varieties are presented in attractive packets and this year include new Lychnis coronaria (commonly known as Rose Campion) – a classic cottage garden variety that bees and butterflies find irresistible (RRP £2.65).

Johnsons range of seeds and kits is available from garden centres, supermarkets and leading DIY stores throughout the UK and at www.johnsons-seeds.com

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