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Hi hi hi, sam here
In lockdown, I tried growing veg from home and found it a REAAAL struggle. Where to start? What to grow? Where to get the gear from? Mystery.
I set up Pot Gang to fix all that
Our monthly boxes provide everything you need to grow fruit, veg and herbs from home, with beginner-friendly guides and WhatsApp support.
Over 45,000 growers so far
Our way of growing is properrr simple and supportive. We're buzzing to be The Sunday Times Best Gardening Subscription. Woi oiii.
📦 What's in the box?
Our boxes contain absolutely everything you need to grow fruit, veg and herbs that month.
They always have three types of seasonal seed, plus all the pots, compost and instructions you need to grow them start-to-finish. The seeds change each month with what's possible to grow at that time of year.
They're not gimmicky growing kits. They'll give you a propaaaa return of grub.
🤠 Can anyone do it?
If you're a beginner or someone who just wants a hand growing, we got you.
The whole point of our boxes and support is to make growing veg and herbs possible for anyone. If it's something you fancy trying, we're here to make it happen.
You do need some space though, either a patio, balcony or big windowsill. Sunlight's the secret sauce for growing.
🌱 Can I choose my own seeds?
Whilst we're still pretty small, we have to do the choosing. We send out seeds based on what's best to grow at what time of year, what grows easily, what tastes amazing/interesting, and what gives a solid return. In the future, when we're a bit bigger, we'd love to give you a bit more power to choose.
In the meantime, we're still vvv keen to hear what you want to grow and how we can improve our boxes, so please drop us an email at email@example.com with any suggestions.
😇 What support do I get?
This is where we really make the difference.
We have WhatsApp support on The Potline. You can drop us a message anytime with questions about your pots and Tom, our Gang Manager, will do all he can to help you grow successfully.
The guides in our boxes are really clear and detailed. A bit different to the back of your usual seed bag. Plus we do lots of how-to vids on our Insta too.
INSIDE EACH BOX...
🍅 Seasonal Seeds
Three types of fruit, veg or herb seed that taste daaamn fine when they're all grown up. The seeds change each month with what's possible to grow at that time of year.
To give you an idea, in spring it's things like tomatoes, chillies, cucumbers, cucamelons, gooseberries, basil, coriander and mint.
In summer it's potatoes, carrots, lettuce, french beans, radishes and salads.
In autumn it's spinach, spring onions, pak choi, peas, rocket, chard and cress.
In winter it's garlic, shallots, strawberries, broad beans, microgreens, parsley and chives.
The right sized pots for all your seeds to do their growing in from start-to-finish.
All the peat-free compost you'll need, made from coconut fibres that would otherwise get thrown away.
📋 Instruction Guides
The growing guides in our boxes are really clear and detailed - a bit different to the back of your usual seed bag. Plus we do lots of how-to vids on our Insta too.
☎️ WhatsApp Support
This is where we really make the difference. We have personal WhatsApp support on The Potline. You can drop us a message anytime with questions about your pots and Tom, our Gang Manager, will do all he can to help you grow successfully.
They're not gimmicky little growing kits. They'll give you a proper return of grub.
THIS MONTH YOU CAN GROW...
Red Cabbage Microgreen
WE MAKE GROWING VEG EASY
I absolutely love Pot Gang, ever since signing up after seeing a post by another subscriber on my socials. It has genuinely got me into gardening in a way that decades of living with a passionate gardening dad did not!
The real reason it's such a winning scheme, I think, is the simplicity of the instructions and the pride and achievement you get to feel in seeing the plants grow at close quarters 🤩 It's mindfulness meets sustainability in such a great way.
Can't praise it highly enough - if I had to choose between this and Netflix, Pot Gang all the way.
At the ripe old age of 70 and following retirement I decided to take up gardening. My gardening experience before was non existent.
The first year saw minor successes and many failures. I needed expert guidance.
Since joining Pot Gang in January I have thoroughly enjoyed following all the clear instructions. It has been a delight to see the plants grow.
I love all the names, Trevor, Gabriella, Carlos et al. I use them all the time instead of technical terms. Thank you Pot Gang, I am a fan.
🥕 45,000 successful growers so far
🥕 Hundreds of ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ reviews
🥕 The Sunday Times Best Gardening Subscription
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🍄 Is it hard to grow veg and herbs?
Some are hard, some are easy. But we don't think growing-your-own should be stressful, it's what we build our service around. We choose types of seed that are pretty low effort to grow, but still give a solid return and taste bang tidy. Plus we're great at hand holding: teaching you what to do, when to do it and how to fix things if they go wrong. We got you.
🙃 How many people grow with us?
We're chuffed to say we've got over 45,000 people across the UK growing veg since August 2020, with hundreds of 5 star reviews on Google.
We feel blessed with every order that comes in and are mega determined to keep spreading the benefits of growing to as many people as poss.
🏠 How much space do I need?
You need a small amount of indoor and outdoor space that gets some light.
By indoor space, we mean windowsills or surfaces near glass, and by outdoor space, we mean patios and balconies. They'd ideally be getting 6-8 hours of light a day.
If you've got a patio or big balcony, we reckon you're best off selecting 'every 1 month' on our deliveries. If you've got a small balcony, you're probably better off selecting 'every 2 or 3 months'. Otherwise things might get a bit jam packed. Some people like that though, so up to you.
If you haven't got any outdoor space, some people do like to keep all their pots on the windowsill. It's up to you. As long as they get direct sunlight, they can grow.
♻️ How eco-friendly are the boxes?
Our compost is peat-free, meaning no bogland environments are drained in its production (which is what traditionally happens when making compost). This means less wildlife habitats are disrupted and less CO2 is re-relased into the atmosphere.
The compost's actually made from repurposed coconut shells, which are a by-product of the coconut water industry. We add nutrients to them and they're spot on for growing in.
The compost's also vegan, organic and carbon-neutral.
Plus we have a pot re-use scheme, where you can switch to our 'no pots' box (which contains seeds, compost and guides) and re-use pots from your previous boxes.
We also use Royal Mail for our deliveries, who have the lowest reported carbon emissions per parcel of any major UK delivery company.
🎯 How flexible's the subscription?
Completely flexible. If life changes up, you can:
- skip deliveries
- change order dates
- change to every 1 month or every 2
- gift your next box to someone else
So if you're off holiday or don't fancy a certain month, just skip it. Or if you're away and do fancy it, just change your order date.
You can also change the frequency between every 1 month and every 2. Pots getting on top of you? Reduce frequency. Can't get enough? Increase it.
My daughter has grown so much thanks to Pot Gang that she's asking me to put in some raised beds. She has Aspergers and struggled at mainstream school which she left in year 8.
She now attends a new school which is part of a growing project for special needs kids. Thank you Pot Gang, this is all thanks to you.
I made my mother in law plant the turnips. She is 66 years old and has NEVER planted or grown anything in her life. The turnips are already starting to show tiny green leaves.
Plus my 4 year old is crazy about his plants. The Dill this month is his and last month it was Cress - he did brilliantly!
If your workplace, school or uni fancies growing some veg, give us a shout
We supply our boxes to lots of companies, big and small
As part of wellbeing schemes, Earth Day initiatives and Mental Health Week.
Plus work with councils, unis and schools across the UK
From Bolton to Bridgend, Walsall to Wiltshire, Greenwich to Gloucestershire.