Have you heard about the Heinz Tomato Ketchup ‘Grow Your Own’ Campaign? The lovely people at Heinz are all for helping the little ones learn how to grow-their-own produce. After all, what better lesson than to learn how to grow your own food and find out how delicious products like Heinz Tomato Ketchup come to be.
Now in it’s 4th year, the campaign is encouraging families across the country to get involved by planting their own Heinz tomato seeds and sharing photos of their magical creations. You can have a look at what everyone has been up to here on the Heinz website and the Official Heinz UK Facebook page. It’s incredible to think that with every little squeeze of ketchup, there is a least a quarter of a special sun-ripened tomato packed in. Yum!
We were delighted to be invited to take part in a challenge to create our very own mini tomato garden. In fact, it couldn’t have come at a better time as we have been having a bit of garden wars again over our teeny tiny garden, you can read more on this here. Thankfully, the best bit about creating a mini tomato garden is that it is, well, mini. You don’t need a huge garden to pull one off. A window sill will be more than enough if you put your mind to it and think about the endless learning opportunities for the little ones.
If you were out and about in London, Manchester, Cardiff, Brighton, Bristol or Birmingham in April, you might have been lucky enough to spot an extra special miniature garden or two, designed by visionary pothole gardener Steve Wheen. Did anyone see one?
Just in case you missed them, here they are now.
Talk about inspiring! Having a teeny tiny garden doesn’t seem quite so bad after seeing these.
We were very lucky to be sent everything we needed to create our very own Heinz Tomato Ketchup Mini Garden. Here it is in all its glory.
What do you think? Little Button is very excited about watching the tomato seeds grow and checks the mini garden every morning and evening to see if anything has changed. It really is a fantastic project to get involved in. Your imagination really is the limit on how you choose to develop yours. Little Button is convinced her mini garden is a fairy garden, which naturally is tended to by the head fairy gardener.
We will keep you posted on how our mini garden is getting on over on our Instagram and Facebook pages. Also, keep your eyes peeled for Heinz to announce the winner of their Grow Your Own campaign as for the first time ever, one lucky winner will have their own home-grown tomatoes picked and produced into a classic glass bottle of home grown Heinz Tomato Ketchup!
Have you planted your tomato seeds this year?