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Remember when you were a kid and you got to grow watercress for school then eat it? I loved it. And the idea of growing my own veg at home never quite left me, so I was pretty chuffed to find grow-your-own kits in Tesco for a bargainous (reduced) price of 24p for tomatoes and £1.28 for a box with chillies, courgettes and peppers.

Eagerly I sowed the seeds, patted down, watered and set by the window. I kept my fingers crossed – they were, after all, reduced because they were past the optimum time for planting. Still, ever the enthusiast I kept a watchful eye over them and until one day…seedlings appeared!

The first seedlings to pop up were the tomatoes – easily identifiable in their own individual pot.

The second seedlings to pop up were the…well it would seem my excitement has gotten the better of me.

I planted the chillies, peppers and courgettes without leaving a marker for which was where. Problem. As far as I’ve read, each needs to be tended to differently. Could I possibly have failed on my first attempt? Faithful blog readers, I need YOU!

“Help me!” said the unidentified seedlings.

Competition time

Time to show off your vegetable growing know how. All you have to do is tell me which vegetable these seedlings will grow into – for the first person to tell me the correct answer will win the GRAND PRIZE.


I shall personally and lovingly post the first fully grown vegetable to you. Have you ever received a courgette in the post? Well, now’s your chance!

Leave a comment below and both I and my ill-fated vegetable plants will love you forever and ever and ever.

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