Review: The Stewart Company Kitchen Garden Propagator Set (pt 1)

You’ll have seen that I had hoped to plant some veggies in the garden this year, so when we were asked to try a Propagator set from the Stewart Company, it was quite a timely request. This post is not a complete review in itself, but by way of an introduction as we planted up the set on Sunday and I’m hoping to post at intervals about the progress of our seeds.

The propagator set consists of a gravel tray, two rectangular seed trays with vented lids and five small flowerpots. You have to provide all the ingredients yourself, but as the set retails at £9.99, I think it’s a fair price.

Biggest boy and I planted it up together with squash, carrots, tomatoes and radish in the rectangular tray and courgette, french beans, parsnips and basil in the posts – you might have seen our seeds on Sunday

It was really straightforward to sow the seeds and all the instructions needed were printed on the side of the box. You simply add your compost, moisten it in a bowl of water, sow the seeds, put the trays on the gravel tray and there you have it – it was easy for the boy to get involved and he was happy as Larry shovelling compost into the trays and pots and then watering it all.

The gravel tray fits on our kitchen windowsill like so:

and already on Day 2 the radishes have started to sprout. This is a great thing to plant with kids as they seem to sprout so quickly, it’s an instant result!

I’ll keep you posted on how the seeds fair in a couple of days.

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6 Responses to Review: The Stewart Company Kitchen Garden Propagator Set (pt 1)

  1. Cath says:

    I’m guessing that these will all need planting out at some point in the garden? (ha! You can tell I’m not green fingered from that comment!)
    It’ll be great to grow you’re own veg, both from a money point of view, and great for the kids to watch if grow , then pick it & eat it too! Good luck!

    • Stacey says:

      Yeah this is just the equivalent of putting them in the greenhouse. You plant them out once they are established and the chance of frost has passed. I’ve not really got a lot of clear space in the garden so things like the tomatoes I’m going to put in troughs on the patio – so veg and decoration in one go!! The radishes are really going for it so Dylan’s getting very excited about them!

  2. Cath says:

    Aargh your not you’re! And it not if! Should really read my comments through *before* I post!

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