AD | Back to the Garden with Sudocrem (+ giveaway)
It’s spring, and that means one thing in our house: our windowsills are rammed with little pots ready to grow our seeds! This is something that I started with the Bear when she was only a few years old so that she would understand where food comes from. Since then it has become a tradition in our home to grow a few things every year.
The great news is that you don’t need a lot of space. For us we have a few planters in the back garden which we fill each year but if all you have is a window then that is enough. It’s amazing how captivated little ones will be with nothing more than growing cress in some eggshells.
It’s something that can so easily be built into home-schooling too. Plant a sunflower and ask them to keep a weekly picture as it grows. This simple activity not only gets them away from screens as they spend a little time with nature, but they’ll be learning as they do it. Each week they can measure their sunflower, draw a picture of what it looks like and write a short sentence for and boom, you have maths, art and literacy covered in one activity (that deserves a quiet cup of tea right??)
THE BACK TO THE GARDEN CAMPAIGN
That’s exactly what Sudocrem are trying to achieve as they believe that creating a window box full of edible herbs can be just as inspiring as digging a vegetable patch, and we agree!
The Sudocrem team are partnering with gardeners and garden centres all over the nation, Sudocrem’s to encourage us all to start our own gardening projects in our windows or gardens. Packed full of tips, advice and knowledge as to how to keep our plants healthy, Sudocrem will also be donating one hundred growing kits to families all over the UK to kick start their growing projects.
“Right now, there are around 5 million children under the age of 10 who need activities to get them through the next few months,” says Alice Bamford, Sudocrem brand manager. “At Sudocrem, we want to give families a hand as best we can.”
What to get your hands on a kit? Well, I have THREE to give away!
The Sudocrem are giving away THREE Back to the Garden kits worth £40 each to lucky Tippytupps readers. You can choose from an indoor or outdoor kit. Just enter via Rafflecopter using the link below and follow the usual social media accounts.
This giveaway is open to UK residents only and is powered by Rafflecopter. It will close on Sunday 17th May 2020 at midnight. The winner will be chosen at random using the tool. Please note this competition is hosted by the Tippytupps blog but the prize is being provided by the Sudocrem team who will be responsible for posting your prize out to you. For full terms and conditions for the giveaway, please visit the Tippytupps terms and conditions page.
That’s not all though as there is a larger national giveaway going on too. To be in with a chance of winning £100 of garden centre vouchers, upload a photo of your garden and tag @Sudocrem, #BackToTheGarden & #SudocremBTTGcomp on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to enter. You can find their Terms and Conditions here.
DISCLOSURE: this is a collaborative post working with Sudocrem to promote their Back to the Garden campaign. I chose to get involved because this is something that is important to me and my family.
Mel Pennie says
No . . . Don’t think they were around when I was a child.
Peter Watson says
Mathlink tubes was after my school days I’m afraid.
Alexa Schoolar says
Never heard of those I’m afraid…i was at school in the 80’s-90’s so perhaps I’m too old?
Kelly Wheelhouse says
Yes I do! I used to have them in infant school. I always got so excited when the trolley full of Mathlink cubes got bought out 🙂
Lindsey Stuart says
I actually just had to google them as I didn’t recognise the name after seeing a picture of them I do remember them but can’t remember what we done with them haha!
Tracy Nixon says
Yes I do remember Mathlink cubes !
Michelle Smith says
I’m afraid not I’m too old
Mark Fridlington says
I like to grow veg, as you can eat all your hard work! For flowers, I do like to grow Foxgloves to bring some really bright colour to the garden.
John Taggart says
Never heard of them?
ashleigh allan says
Vegetables for the garden!
Margaret Clarkson says
Charlotte isobelle says
We love sunflowers and seeing how high they will grow
James Travis says
Carolyn heyworth says
Like growing flowers from seeds, amazing 1
Susan B says
I most enjoy growing flowers and shrubs that attract bees and butterflies.
Rich Tyler says
Sunflowers, big. bright, beautiful
Dan H says
I like growing parsley
Iona Johnson says
I love to grow radishes and chillis
Kim M says
Bee & Butterfly friendly flowers and shrubs x
we grow cress and herbs on the windowsil
J Matcham says
Our favourite things to grow are forget-me-nots and hydrangers
donna jones says
tomatoes for us
kim neville says
Flowers and see them grow
Emma Harvey says
We love growing small tomatoes, potatoes and sweetcorn!
Tomatoes and peas.
Sheena Batey says
fiona waterworth says
courgettes and khol rabi, the latter you cannot find in many shops
Amy Bondoc says
roses,herbs and lavender!
Susan Willshee says
I love growing sunflowers. To see something grow from a small seed to a huge towering plant is just amazing.
Fiona jk42 says
I like to grow herbs in pots, and this year I am turning a dry, sunny bed at the front of the house into a place to grow succulents.
Jayne Townson says
I love growing sunflowers, tomatoes, potatoes, herbs and garden peas.
angela Treadway says
Ellie Spider says
bluebells,daffs and grannys bonnets because they are easy and they come back year after year
Sian Buckingham says
We enjoy growing sunflowers and seeing who can grow the tallest one!
melanie stirling says
Tomatoes. Homegrown tomatoes straight from the greenhouse are the best!
Margaret Gallagher says
Strawberries we love them
michelle o'neill says
we love to grow Roses
We enjoy growing courgettes and strawberries because they are easy to grow. Having said that, the frost has just killed our courgettes and beans 🙁
Alison Johnson says
I love my flowers particularly fuschia & petunias but I enjoy growing courgettes, onions & tomatoes.
Helen Southam says
claire woods says
Peas and tomatoes
Iain maciver says
potatoes and tomatoes
Kirsten Barthy says
Strawberries and raspberries. They are never that great from a shop.
Sally Collingwood says
I love growing roses
I like to grow chillies and coriander – they’re so useful for recipes
Karen Barrett says
Averil Lea says
I love growing vegetables…and eating them
lynn neal says
Runner beans and herbs!
Gill Mitchell says
I like to grow peas. One of the few things I don’t kill!
Lisa Wilkinson says
Butterfly and bee-friendly flowers
Sarah Prescott says
Rachel Craig says
Would like to grow some vegetables.
Adrian Bold says
I like growing seasonal flowers and watching them grow over the weeks.
Michelle Ferguson says
I love growing flowers but not very good at it so tend to stick to rose plants as they are usually successful
Claire Appleton says
Its got to be Sunflowers, my children love how tall they get 🙂
Ruth Harwood says
I love growing our own carrots – we all enjoy them, and they’re easy to grow and delicious to eat!
Christine Taylor says
We love growing strawberries so that we can eat them after they’re picked.
Carly Belsey says
It has to be tomatoes and strawberries too.
Nelly Britain says
I can just about manage cress.
Anthea Holloway says
I love growing runner beans because it is amazing how fast they grow and how they climb up the poles!
Laura Pritchard says
We love growing strawberries & carrots!
Sheri Darby says
We used to grow radishes and cornflowers, an unlikely combination
Rachel B says
we like growing strawberries
Susan Smith says
We love to grow any veg and the kids love the Sunflower seeds planted
Theresa Thomas says
I love growing Courgettes, they are so easy
Joanne Greer says
Herbs at the moment
Jules page says
Manuel Josef says
My homegrown tomatoes taste delicious.
Stephanie Keill says
Runner beans so tasty when they are fresh.
Jessica Barber says
My favourite things to grow are always fruits or veggies! I’m loving growing spaghetti squash and chillis at the moment!
Sandra Fortune says
I grow lots fruit and vegetables and annual flowers I think my favourite is my homegrown strawberries
Jeanette Leighton says
Tomatoes and strawberries we love growing in the garden
Emma Davison says
Tomatoes, cucumber, courgette, runner beans, lilies, daffodils, tulips
Corinne Fisher says
For my son it’s the strawberries but for me it’s my herb garden
Bright flowers like sunflowers
Hayley West says
I’m not a gardener in any shape or form but my 4 year old daughter absolutely loves it so I have been trying to plant things in the garden with her on lockdown. My favourite flowers to plant are sunflowers. My 4 year old is fascinated with how tall they get, plus she loves yellow flowers.
Pauline Lamont says
Like growing vegetables
Tracey Hallmark says
We love growing new potatoes and tomatoes they taste so good home grown and we love growing lots of bedding plants too
I love to grow things I can eat. I’m currently growing chilli plants!
Janine H says
Tomatoes are a family favourite for salads and I usually make tomato chutney for the family too
Darren Bourne says
Strawberries, tomatoes and mixed lettuces are great for our table.