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Get Kids Gardening Pack

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Get Kids Gardening Pack

The Empathy ‘Get kids Gardening Pack’ contains easy to use, safe, natural plant foods and seeds. All products are licensed by the Royal Horticultural Society and this should reassure parents that these products are effective and safe.


Pack includes:
- Rootgrow 150g
- Tomato Starter (each pack treats 2 x grow bags or 6 tomato plants)
- After Plant Tomato Feed 1L
- Basket Starter (treats 4 x hanging baskets)
- After Plant Basket and Patio feed 1L
- Mini Meadow
- Complimentary RHS Bird Feed Product*


* Please note image is for illustration purposes only. A random selection from the RHS bird range will be included in your package.

Availability: In stock

From £28.50

Children are becoming increasingly aware of the environment and learning how to garden can help them with understanding how the natural world works. It can also show them how through their own positive actions they can nurture seeds to become plants to become flowers, fruit and vegetables and many new studies into this area appear to show this has a positive effect on their mental health and well-being.


The Empathy ‘Get kids Gardening Pack’ contains easy to use, safe, natural plant foods and seeds. All products are licensed by the Royal Horticultural Society and this should reassure parents that these products are effective and safe.


Every time you plant a plant the friendly fungi in rootgrow will ensure the plant thrives, rootgrow is a mycorrhizal fungi that will partner with the plant enabling the plant to take up water and nutrients through its secondary fungal root system, good establishment of plants is particularly important for young children as they can get despondent if their plant does not survive.


Two key plant groups which are ideal for children’s gardening are tomatoes and bedding plants, Empathy have provided a two step process.


Firstly you start off the plants with our Starter Biscuits, each biscuit contains a range of natural products that will ensure the plant gets off to the best start possible. The biscuits are large enough for little hands to handle so allow the children to get actively involved.


Following on there are two liquid plant foods for Tomatoes and Bedding plants that although require adult supervision to make up, they are quite safe for children to water onto plants and as they are based around seaweed extract.


Mini Meadow is a beautiful wild flower mix that contains over 16 species of UK native wild flower, although this takes a little longer to grow compared to tomatoes and bedding plants it will attract a wide variety of beneficial insects and pollinators which can be a delight to children as you can explain how they benefit plants in their own unique ways.


Finally a free packet of bird seed will attract our feathered friends into your garden.

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Delivery

Our bare root plants and cuttings are delivered between November and May (specific dates cannot be guaranteed) but we do encourage early planting for the best results.

Most orders are dispatched within 3-5 working days where stocks are available. If they are not available at the time of order you will be notified and an alternative delivery date discussed with you.We ship to mainland UK and the Isle of Wight (although surcharges may be incurred in some more remote areas). Our orders are generally sent out using a national courier but for local deliveries, we may use our own couriers. Orders can also be collected from the nursery by prior appointment and we are more than happy for you to do this if you prefer.

Our standard delivery charge is £15 plus VAT. This is for a next day delivery service in areas where this is available (i.e. mainland UK). For areas outside mainland UK, such as northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Scottish islands and mainland Europe, we can often offer delivery but will need to confirm the costs of these with you, so please call us to discuss on 01404 811229.  

There's usually no need to wait in for a standard delivery, our couriers will leave it in a safe place for you. If there is somewhere in particular you would like it left, please let us know at the time of ordering. For taller plants or a larger volume (particularly root ball trees), a pallet may be required. We will let you know at the time of your order as this will usually incur an additional fee. 

On arrival you should try to plant as soon as possible but, if the weather makes this impossible, cuttings will remain viable somewhere cold for 4 weeks. A cold shed or outside is fine but if the weather turns warm then put them into a fridge if possible. If you are unable to plant the rooted trees within ten days of arrival then we suggest that you unpack the bale and cover the roots with soil in a shallow trench to keep them moist.

It is important to look after your trees as they mature so now click on After-Planting Care for some useful guide-lines.