Lockdown saw people try their hand at various different household activities; banana bread became an Instagram phenomenon, people were crossing county lines in order to get their hands on pasta flour, and many took the opportunity to turn their balcony or patch of garden into a botanical haven. Due to the growing demand for seeds and soil across the capital, Pot Gang was born.

It all started during one sunny weekend in lockdown when founder Sam Smith noticed his friends were in talks about sprucing up their patios – but it quickly became apparent their green-fingered knowledge was limited.

Cutting out the grow-your-own advice found on the internet, Pot Gang delivers one box monthly – containing fruit, veg and herb seeds that are just right for the time of year – along with pots, compost and loads of super simple guidance. You just get growing, following their simple guides and how-to vids, plus you get the potline number to hit Pot Gang with Qs.

Cutting out the faff of visiting Homebase (whilst also supporting an independent company), Pot Gang send you varieties of seed that are way more diverse than what’s on the shelves. And, there’s less waste – no more chucking out half-full, gone-off bags of salad, just take what you need from your pots. If you fancy giving fruit and veg growing a whirl or know someone who does, it’s About Time you tried Pot Gang.

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