Heinz Tomato Ketchup ‘Grow Your Own’ Campaign

June 6, 2016


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!


Heinz Tomato Ketchup Mini Garden Challenge

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.


Getting Inspiration

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.


Heinz Tomato Ketchup ‘Grow Your Own’ Campaign

Heinz Tomato Ketchup ‘Grow Your Own’ Campaign

Heinz Tomato Ketchup ‘Grow Your Own’ Campaign


Talk about inspiring! Having a teeny tiny garden doesn’t seem quite so bad after seeing these.



The Buttons Mini Tomato Garden

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.


Heinz Tomato Ketchup ‘Grow Your Own’ Campaign

Heinz Tomato Ketchup ‘Grow Your Own’ Campaign


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.


Heinz Tomato Ketchup ‘Grow Your Own’ Campaign

Heinz Tomato Ketchup ‘Grow Your Own’ Campaign


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?



14 responses to “Heinz Tomato Ketchup ‘Grow Your Own’ Campaign”

  1. Kaye says:

    This is so sweet, love that Heinz are pushing this. Lovely thing to do with the little ones! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  2. Mrs Lighty says:

    Lovely! And aren’t those teeny pothole gardens adorable?! Watch those nasturtiums though; ours went wild last year and every time we watered them, we couldn’t help but say “feed me Seymour, feed me!”, ha!! Thanks for hosting #dreamteam 🙂 xxx

  3. What a brilliant idea! We have just planted tomato plants so we can watch them grow but brilliant a company like Heinz is doing something like this!

  4. Edward says:

    This is such a lovely idea. Those tiny gardens are so cute!

  5. Jasmine says:

    Oh not heard of this. Love it!
    This yeat we have a veg patch and have carrots, peas, broccoli and courgettes growing! #deamteam

  6. I hadn’t heard of this but we’re growing tomatoes already anyway. What a great idea! I actually attempted to make my own ‘tomato ketchup’ two days ago. I wasn’t trying to be clever – we’d totally run out and I was desperate, as the kids won’t actually eat 80% of what’s on their plate without the faithful ‘dip dip’. I knocked up what I thought was actually really tasty and decanted it in to a Heinz bottle! (shhh!) The children however, were not fooled. They said it tasted like pasta sauce, which of course, is essentially what it was. Maybe it would have been better to let it cool down a bit before squirting it on their plates, warm ketchup was slightly disconcerting.. #DreamTeam x

  7. Lisa says:

    I’ve never heard anything about this. Is sounds really good!!
    Great post!
    L X

  8. This is such a great campaign. Definitely going to do it this summer. Thanks for sharing! #DreamTeam

  9. So nice to actually see the final result. I saw the compaign, but I have to admit I was very sceptic But you did it! #DreamTeam

  10. How cute are those tiny pothole gardens? I want one! Oh and BTW… your garden looks lovely! I see flowers and everything! Nothing concrete patchy about that lovely xx

    Thanks for hosting #DreamTeam

  11. These are so cuuuuuuute! Homegrown toms are the best and these teeny gardens are gorgeous, excellent companion for a fairy door

  12. This is precious! Right now my lil own is attempting a garden in her old baby pool (it does not look that lovely). She loves checking on her garden and our larger raised bed, this is a great way to get kids into gardening and growing food!!! #DreamTeam

  13. A great way to get kids gardening! I think time outdoors and learning about how things grow is a hugely important part of childhood. Daughter and daddy have already planted their tomatoes this year – lets just hope I don’t kill them while daddy is away on business! #DreamTeam

  14. Fabulous! You and your daughter have, ‘owned’ it and you’ll both love watching it grow. It looks lovely. What a great scheme – I’d never heard of it, so thank you for sharing. Alison #DreamTeam

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