Rocket Gardens

I’m not going to lie. I haven’t been donning my gardening gloves recently as much as I have done in the past. Apparently as you get older you get inexplicably busier and growing my own fruit and veg took a back seat while I was getting on with many other things. Rocket Gardens got in touch to see if I would like to try out one of their kits. Their Patio Container garden seemed like the ideal one for me; lots of it can be grown in pots or grow bags which means minimal prep and digging for me!

Rocket Gardens I wasn’t too sure what to expect on arrival but I had had an email letting me know that my veggies would be arriving the day before. Unwrapping the box I was surprised at how well everything had travelled; all the little plants looked healthy but the sooner I got them planted the better. I have recently moved house so I had a bit of prep to do; digging over the sunniest bit of the garden and getting a few pots organised but nothing too strenuous.

Rocket Gardens - All That I'm Eating (2 of 3)As I have grown a few bits and bobs before I had a pretty ‘chuck it in and see what happens’ attitude towards getting it all planted as I had a rough idea about spacing and what’s what. It was really quick and easy to plant everything; you just need a dibber to make the little holes, put the plant in, fill in with soil and all sorted. To plant everything that arrived in my box; some directly into a bed, some in pots and some in grow bags took me about two and a half hours.

Rocket Gardens - All That I'm Eating (3 of 3)It is great to have plants delivered direct to the garden; the growing has already been started for you and all the plants are organic. The Rocket Gardens Patio Container Garden that I received costs £36.99 and contained: 5x tomatoes, 4x courgettes, 30x mixed lettuce, 10x dwarf French beans, 5x runner beans, 10x beetroot, 10x chicory, 5x rainbow chard, 20x rocket, 12x peas, 6x strawberries (to be delivered at a later date) and 10x spinach. So far it’s all looking really healthy and I’m amazed how much it’s grown in a few short weeks. Really looking forward to cooking up lots of summer meals with all this!

Thanks to Rocket Gardens for the box. All opinions expressed are my own.

Comments

  1. says

    I would love to have fresh rockets…which we call here arugula…I have a couple of window boxes of all kind of baby lettuce…I just need some arugula now…
    I look forward to see what you will be making…have a wonderful week Caroline 🙂

  2. says

    I can barely keep herbs alive but I admire all the great gardeners out there. And how sweet it would be to have these greens growing right outside our window…

  3. says

    Love this idea! Rocket is often on our plates daily but it would be so much nicer to grow your own. Very interesting your review.

  4. says

    I love Rocket Garden, I have been using them for a few years. I find having the plants delivered takes so much of the stress out of it. I don’t really have the time to babysit seedlings but plug plants I can deal with! Good luck with your veggie growing this year lets hope its a good summer and not a typical British one 😉

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