Charting the progress on my allotment in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Sunday, 1 September 2013
Bargain Seed Giveaway
It's that time of year again when The Garden Centre Group reduce all their seeds to 50p per packet. Never one to miss a bargain, I popped in to our local branch in York to pick up a few packs.
I was quite sensible this year and went through the seeds I've already got before I visited the store, so I only bought seeds which I really needed. Other years, I've come home with seeds I thought I needed only to find I'd doubled up in some cases.
I ended up buying fifteen packs of seed for £7.50. I've tried to work out how much I've saved but two of the packs aren't priced so the nearest I can say is that thirteen of the packs should have cost £41.99. On top of the fifteen packs, I also got three packs free. They were offers for buying two or three packs of the same brands.
I was really pleased to pick up some Mini Munch cucumber seeds. I find cucumber seed really expensive, these packs should have been £3.99 per pack and each pack only contains four seeds. I mentioned these cucumbers in a previous post, I've been really impressed with them, they're so tasty and produce high yields. They're a variety which produce mini fruit. I had a few commenters expressing an interest when I posted about them, so I picked up a couple of extra packs of seeds which I'll giveaway. You can see them right at the front of the above photo. I should just mention that even though the seeds have been reduced, they're not out of date. The expiry dates on these packs of cucumber seed is 2016.
If you're interested in receiving one of the packs of Mini Munch cucumber seeds, just leave a comment on this post saying so and I'll draw two names at random. The giveaway will stay open until twelve noon on Thursday the 12th of September 2013 and I'll announce the winners soon after.
I'm a forty eight year old mum of two and I live on the outskirts of Leeds in West Yorkshire. I've been married to Mick for twenty six years and we have a son, Daniel, who's twenty two and a daughter, Eleanor, who's eighteen. I gave up work in 2010 and now have more time to indulge in my hobbies of knitting, crochet and gardening. I hope you enjoy reading and will follow along with my adventures.