If you’re looking for a present for someone who is interested in starting gardening, Allotinabox could be the gift you’re looking for.

A Grow Your Own gift box contains a collection of seeds that can be grown in an area as small as a window box. I was sent a ‘Grow all Seasons’ GYO Box. The beautifully presented box contains a variety of seeds and some accessories.

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Allotinabox gets top marks for presentation. Wrapped in decorative paper and delivered in a biodegradeable box, the container is as green as the contents.


The seeds in the box were a good selection. Aubergines, Parsley, Rocket, Mange Tout and British Thyme – all of which can be started off on a window ledge.

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It’s not just seeds in the box. The pack contains 10 metres of Jute Twine, 5 plant tags, a Herb Grow Wheel that tells you all you need to know about sowing and harvesting fresh home grown herbs and a bar of Handmade ‘Scrubs Up’ soap.

And now the fun begins! My daughters have planted sunflower seeds in the garden but this was a good opportunity to develop that knowledge and get them more involved with gardening. We set about preparing the pots.


The girls helped fill the pots and drop the seeds into the soil. They even named the seeds as they planted them!

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Once the seeds begin to grow, we’ll thin them out and put them in a large planter in the garden. The children see the growth of plants as nothing short of magic, which is an accurate description!

This was a Seasonal Grow Your Own box from Allotinabox and retails at Β£15.99. For Β£11.99, they also offer a Super Seed Box which is a “brilliant booster pack for any enthusiastic grower, or a leg up for a complete beginner”.

The box would make a charming gift or a useful treat for an urban gardener. (I also like the idea of supporting a growing company like Allotinabox in their worthy endeavours.)


The people at Allotinabox are offering you the chance to win the box that I received – the Seasonal Grow Your Own box. Wahey! Simply enter using the Gleam widget below before the closing date of 21 May 2016. Easy!

Competition now closed!

Good luck!

Terms and Conditions
1. Closing date is 21 May 2016 at midnight.
2. The prize is a Seasonal Grow Your Own box from Allotinabox as featured above.
3.Entrants must be 18 or over and reside on the UK mainland.
4. No cash alternative.
5. The winner will be picked from all valid entries at random.
6. Don’t use multiple email address to enter the competition. Entries suspected of cheating will be invalidated.
7. The winner will be contacted within 7 days of the draw closing. They will be notified and will have 7 days to respond. In the event that no response is received, a further winner will be drawn and so on.
Disclaimer: We were sent this box by Allotinabox for the purposes of this feature.