Vegetable Garden

It’s a celebration weekend! So it’s competition time for a gardeners goodie bag…

March 17, 2012
As we’re having a double celebration here in Ireland with St Patrick’s Day today and Mothering Sunday tomorrow, what better time to share the happy mood than to have a  prize giveaway!

The lovely Eoin Flaherty of  Sow Easy Grow has kindly donated the fabulous prize for one lucky reader of the Greenside Up blog. This is one of four kits available to buy on their website or at garden centres and would make a great starter kit for anyone interested in growing vegetables (or for someone like me who’s tools are wearing out!).

With our environment in mind, this Gardeners Delight Kit contains the newly launched GrowGrid, Seaweed Fertiliser, Biodegradable 3″ pots, organic seeds and aloe vera gloves, all contained within a handy jute bag.

Eoin has a passion for fresh, seasonal vegetables that have been grown without using chemicals and like many of us, knows from personal experience how labour intensive weeding can be. As a result he came up with the idea of the GrowGrid, a product manufactured in Ireland.

The GrowGrid is a weed membrane that lies directly onto a prepared seed bed and is pegged down with the biodegradable pegs. Vegetables are sown or transplanted into the ready made holes that are punched at intervals to suite a wide variety of vegetable crops. There are four different mats available for different vegetable requirements and you can choose from 4m or 8m lengths by 1.5m wide.

So whether you’re into gardening or you have a friend or relative who might enjoy this fabulous prize, it’s very easy to enter. All you have to do is leave a comment in the box below that contains the words Sow Easy Grow or sign up for the monthly newsletter (scroll down the column on the right until you arrive at  the Newsletter box – which will ensure you’re in the draw if Blogger’s playing up and you’re unable to leave a comment.)

Apologies to all my further afield readers, but on this occasion the prize giveaway can only be mailed to addresses in Ireland and the UK (though if you have a relative or friend living there who might like to receive this lovely gift…..)

So why not give it a go … and as it’s a weekend of celebration and giving, please help to spread the word to everyone you know. The lucky winner will be chosen by a random generator next Saturday 24th March at 6.00pm.

Good Luck

Dee x

AND THE WINNER IS……………………. JENNY DOYLE! Congratulations Jenny. Hope this starts you on  a new journey to grow your own! I’ll be in touch regarding delivery.



  • Reply Valerie Coleman March 17, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Sow Easy Grow might just motivate me to grow more than herbs, strawberries and tomatoes this year 🙂

  • Reply Mo from Huggleknits March 17, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Great to see a new Irish product on the market. Congrats to Eoin. So Easy Grow will bring us amateur gardeners nearer to the joys of eating freshly grown veg …… and I would love to be one of them!!!!!

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 17, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Ooh best of luck Valerie! You know where I am if you want any tips 🙂 Nothing like eating your own grown strawberries – you'll never buy one again!

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 17, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Best of luck Mo! Really nothing like eating your own food 🙂

  • Reply WiseMóna March 17, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Sow, Easy, Grow….
    I like to win you know.

    Although my hubby has green thumbs when it comes to growing I am gardening
    I am more of a 'cut the grass' kind of girl. This looks like even I might be able to
    grow something successfully!

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 17, 2012 at 10:51 am

    I used to be the same Mona and then got bit by the bug ;)Yes I'm looking forward to trying it out too. Best of luck 🙂

  • Reply Cormac Handy March 17, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Just started to grow my own, well my 8 year old has. So, Sow Easy Grow will be the perfect set of tools I will need. She will be So impressed.

    Very nice prize.

  • Reply Margaret March 17, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Sow Easy Grow…. I love the idea of the grids! Weeding is just not my thing!

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 17, 2012 at 11:18 am

    It's a lovely kit Cormac & will make gardening with children much easier/fun without the weeds!

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 17, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Completely agree Margaret & the grid holes will make planting out much easier too.

  • Reply Marie Ennis-O'Connor March 17, 2012 at 11:27 am

    It really is time I started to grow my own this year..I keep threatening..and having watched the first episode of the new series of Garrai Glas this week..I am really itching to get started. This would be a great incentive 🙂

  • Reply Lorna March 17, 2012 at 11:29 am

    I love the name – Sow Easy Grow – it's brilliant and what a great prize.I'm sure I saw them featured on a TV programme or am I thinking of something else?
    Lovely prize – here's hoping 🙂

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 17, 2012 at 11:53 am

    No panic Marie as still quite early, but even a few salads in a window box or herbs in a container outside the door is a great way to start, but yep this definitely gives more scope 🙂

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 17, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Am not sure Lorna though they are quite new to the market – lovely simple idea, wishing them lots of luck too (and you) 🙂

  • Reply Elinor Mountain March 17, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Great idea…love to win a so easy so grow pack!

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Thanks for entering Elinor, good luck 🙂

  • Reply Colette March 17, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    This Sow Easy Grow kit is a great idea, for all levels of gardener. Love the grid idea too.

  • Reply Cottage on Callan March 17, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I'd love to win the Sow Easy Grow Gardeners Gift Bag…. I'll keep all fingers and toes and legs crossed :-)))))

  • Reply Jackie March 17, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Great competition Sow Easy Grow! And the perfect occasion for it! Best of luck

  • Reply keith bohanna March 17, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Sow Easy Grow.
    From People who Know.
    Effort required Low.

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 17, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Hahaa, very good Keith 🙂

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 17, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Thanks Jackie, have a great weekend 🙂

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 17, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I'll keep everything crossed for you too 🙂 Will have to figure out how to work the random generator but everyone's in with a chance.

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 17, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Looks like it will make gardening a lot easier, looking forward to trying it myself Colette!

  • Reply Oliver Dempsey March 17, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Sow Easy Grow, that's a lovely prize Dee, well done for spreading the good news about growing your own vegetables, keep up the good work!:)

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 17, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Thanks Oliver, best of luck 🙂

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 17, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    It was my comment, thought I'd have learnt how to use my own blog 😉

  • Reply Mary Gethings March 17, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    So Easy Grow exactly what I need to motivate me into spending more time in the garden …. and replace my poor worn out tools!

    Love the idea of GroGrid and great to see it's an Irish manufactured eco-friendly gardening product….no more weeding for me:)

  • Reply Marti March 17, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Say We Grow So, is an anagram of Sow Easy Grow (I think!)I enjoy your tweets Dee,even if they make me feel inadequate at times!

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 17, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Gosh can't think why Marti! Thank you for the comment though & best of luck 🙂

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 17, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    With you there on the tools Mary! Must practice what I preach and look after them better 😉 Looking forward to seeing more pics of your lovely garden Mary.

  • Reply Tamara March 17, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Wow this Sow Easy Grow kit looks like a fab prize!! Fingers & Toes crossed.

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 17, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    … all will be revealed next week Tamara! Fingers crossed & thanks for the comment 🙂

  • Reply Margaret March 17, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    The Sow Easy Grow kit looks full of interesting things and a great way to organise your garden tools etc. I'd love one!

  • Reply Ann Mallaghan March 17, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Sow Easy Grow Kit looks great. Would especially like to try out the gridded planting mat and see if I can keep some of our rampant weeds down.

  • Reply Jessie March 17, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win Dee, hope you have a great weekend!

  • Reply Sara Whelan March 17, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    If only children were as easy to Sow and Grow!

  • Reply Penny Dwyer March 17, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Sow Easy Grow, i think we'll be needing that over the coming months dee :)) hope you're enjoying the weekend

  • Reply Eco Gites of Lénault March 17, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Love gardening. Love Sow Easy Grow 🙂

  • Reply Maire March 18, 2012 at 9:59 am

    I had a look at the Sow Easy Grow website – kits are such a great idea, especially for a novice like me. Will be def going back there when I need a present for any budding gardeners I know.

  • Reply Catherine A Connors March 18, 2012 at 11:05 am

    As a garden lover myself I would have to say its sow easy to grow your own vegetables and plants – all your need is a little time 🙂

  • Reply LA VIE EN ROSE March 18, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Would love to start a snmall vegetable garden this year so this sow easy to grow kit would start me off really well! Lovely prize Dee 🙂

  • Reply dory March 18, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    The gardening has started with loads of weeding, its time I started sowing seeds, So Easy Grow would give a nice little kick start!
    Happy Gardening all !

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 19, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Lots of bits and bobs in there, thanks for commenting 🙂

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 19, 2012 at 11:28 am

    The mat looks interesting Ann, looking forward to trying it out too.

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 19, 2012 at 11:29 am

    You're welcome Jessie, enjoy the bank holiday.

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 19, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Hahaa, yep 🙂

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 19, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Was thinking how handy it would be on raised beds Penny!

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 19, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Anything that makes gardening a little easier Rosie!

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 19, 2012 at 11:35 am

    I agree Maire, a lovely gift either for yourself Marie or a friend.

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 19, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Time is the essence Catherine, though once up and started, it just needs a little bit regularly 🙂

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 19, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Go for it Sharon – start small and then you wont be put off 🙂

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 19, 2012 at 11:37 am

    If only all our plants grew as successfully as the weeds! You too 🙂

  • Reply Caitriona Boyce March 21, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Fantastic Prize! The Sow Easy Grow kit is great way to grow your own veg!

  • Reply jameswburke March 21, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Hi Dee. The Sow Easy Grow kit looks ideal for encouraging my daughter to do more gardening with me – her back is more durable than mine these days!

    James Burke

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 22, 2012 at 10:21 am

    It certainly looks it Caitriona, thanks for the comment 🙂

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 22, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Hehee, am with you there James & thanks for the link to your blog, looking forward to catching up with it.

  • Reply Ed March 22, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Sow Easy Grow is what we need to do
    Sow Easy Grow can provide for me and you
    Sow Easy Grow, just plant and weed
    Sow Easy Grow, the kit is all you need

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 22, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Hahaha, very good Ed, thanks for entering 🙂

  • Reply Jenny Doyle March 24, 2012 at 8:50 am

    What a great prize. So far the only thing I'm able to grow well is grass 🙂 much to the dismay of my green fingered Mum!

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Maybe this is your year Jenny! I was the same for many years and then a transformation happened. If it can happen to me, it can happen to anyone 🙂

  • Reply Debs March 24, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Sow Easy Grow, what a fabulous prize and such an innovative idea!

  • Reply Dee Sewell March 24, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Thanks for the comment Debs, good luck in the drawer this evening!

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