Grow your own at Home!
Since the start of 2010, Busy Bees have delivered a fun and exciting gardening programme throughout many of our nurseries called ‘Grow Your Own’. The hands-on programme brings children closer to the outdoors by encouraging them to grow fruit and vegetables in their nursery garden, teaching them about all sorts of fun stuff, like lifecycles, recipes and how fruit and vegetables help their bodies grow big and strong.
Now Busy Bees parents can bring this exciting activity into their homes with Busy Bees’ ‘Grow Your Own at Home’ pack! This exclusive pack, supported by Gardening Direct, contains helpful hints on how to start growing your own fruit and vegetables, as well as Parsley and Green Bean seeds to get you started. Not only that, but we have also included fun activity puzzles so that your little ones can bring their outdoor experiences inside!
Growing you own fruit and vegetables is not only exciting, but also helps give you control over the produce you eat. Home grown fruit and vegetables offer no pesticides, no genetic modification, more flavour and a reduction in pollution created by transport.
Busy Bees are giving one of our families the chance to win a mini green house, courtesy of Gardening Direct, plus £100 worth of Gardening Direct vouchers. Two runners up will also win £50 and £25 worth of Gardening Direct vouchers, to help keep your garden looking beautiful all year round.
All parents have to do to enter is plant and grow as many Runner Beans as possible before the 1st October.
Runner Beans are not only tasty, but are also packed with essential vitamins, making them a healthy addition to your diet. Runner beans are known to help prevent many serious diseases including heart attacks, strokes, Cancer, and high blood pressure, as well as help conditions such as asthma, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Of course, families will be left with a lot of Runner Beans to eat, so we have included two yummy recipes in the pack to make with the produce. Don’t forget, Runner Beans can be frozen and will last between 12-18 months in the freezer. All you need to do is rinse, boil in hot water for 3 minutes, plunge into freezing water for another 3 minutes, and place into a freezer bag before freezing.
How to Enter
Parents simply need to record a photo diary of their Runner Bean growing journey, from planting, to nurturing to harvesting. Then, just send the photos to MyMagicBeans@BusyBees.com, along with their name, child’s name and age, address and, of course, how many Runner Beans they have grown.
We hope this pack inspires the whole family to start digging and grow some grub!