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Win Suttons Vegetable Seeds – April Sowing Bundle

This competition has now closed but thank you to all those who took part. All the winners have been drawn & contacted. Congratulations to our 5 winners who each won a fantastic bundle of vegetable seeds from the selection below.

While you wait for our next competition, be sure to check out our gorgeous range of veg seeds below – perfect for direct sowing in April. No greenhouses, propagators & hardening off required!

Carrot seeds – F1 Purple Haze

Harvest your ‘Purple Haze’ carrots in just three months from sowing

Growing your own carrots from seed is easier than you might think, and allows you to try unusual and delicious varieties that aren’t available in supermarkets. ‘Purple Haze’ combines great taste, fantastic colour and a vigorous growth habit. 

Sow your Carrot ‘Purple Haze’ seeds directly into deep, loose, well prepared soil. Not only is direct sowing easier, carrots prefer not to be transplanted so this is the best method. Using a draw hoe or trowel, scratch a very shallow drill about ¼” (1/2cm) deep. Sow the tiny seeds as thinly as you can, aiming for about 2cm/1” between them. Lightly cover with soil and water gently with a fine rose. If you keep the seeds moist, they should germinate in a few weeks and be ready to harvest 12 – 20 weeks later. 

Broad bean seeds – Statissa

Green broad bean 'Statissa' on a wooden table from Suttons
‘Statissa’ has a great tolerance to soil born diseases

Broad bean ‘Statissa’ is an innovative, new, dual-use bean that can be eaten whole (like a mangetout), or removed from the pod like a regular broad bean. Harvest while still young to eat the entire thing, or allow the pods to mature further if you want to enjoy the beans on their own. With a delicious flavour, this versatile crop makes good use of limited space. 

To grow, simply direct sow your broad bean ‘Statissa’ seeds into 5cm deep holes approximately 20cm apart. If you have space for a double row, leave 25cm between the two drills and stagger the seeds in a zigzag pattern. It should take 7-21 days for them to germinate and spring-sown seeds will be ready to harvest in June.

Swiss chard seeds – Peppermint

Purple and white stripped Swiss Chard 'Peppermint' from Suttons
Create an eye-catching display in your vegetable garden by sowing Swiss chard ‘Peppermint’

A new and exciting variety, Swiss chard ‘Peppermint’ is an ornamental vegetable that looks just as good in the flower border as the veg patch. Edible stalks that graduate from flamingo pink to white are topped by gloriously deep green leaves that can be used like spinach or cabbage. 

Thinly sow your Swiss Chard ‘Peppermint’ seeds direct into finely raked, moist, warm soil at a depth of 13mm in rows 30cm apart. Germination takes 7-14 days and your crop will be ready to harvest from July through to October. 

Kale seeds – Frost Byte F1

White and green Kale 'Frost Byte F1' on a table from Suttons
Add this vitamin-rich superfood to summer salads

Another highly ornamental edible, the new Kale ‘Frost Byte F1’ looks perfectly at home in flower borders or vegetable beds. With attractive ruffled green leaves that contrast with bright white centres as they mature, this nutritious superfood has a delightfully sweet flavour from leaf to stalk. 

Direct sow your Kale ‘Frost Byte F1’ seeds into a finely raked seedbed from April to June ready for transplanting. Seeds should be 1cm deep. Transplant the seedlings into their permanent beds in summer. Allow 50cm between plants for an overwintering crop or 15-20cm for mini kales. deal for a cut and come again harvest, pick leaves from the bottom up to prolong the cropping period. 

Beetroot seeds – Boltardy

Freshly harvested Beetroot 'Boltardy' being held up
This bolt-resistant variety is ideal for early sowings

Beetroot ‘Boltardy’ holds an RHS Award of Garden Merit and produces exhibition-winning deep red veg. Suitable for freezing, you can’t grow too many of these potassium-rich, immune system boosting vegetables. And nothing goes to waste as the tops of the young roots can be twisted off and used like spinach. 

April is the perfect time to sow your beetroot ‘Boltardy’ seeds directly where you want them to grow. Thin the seedlings to roughly 10cm apart as they begin to mature. If you want another crop in autumn, sow another batch of seeds in late summer. 

Sweet corn seeds – F1 Swift

Closeup of Sweetcorn 'F1 Swift' with yellow kernels.
Sweetcorn ‘F1 Swift’ grows well in cooler climates

The supersweet variety ‘F1 Swift’ is an early maturing, extra tender sweet corn that can be eaten raw or cooked. Holding an RHS Award of Garden Merit, it has a dwarf habit and improved performance in cold soils. 

Suitable for direct sowing, the soil needs to be warm and moist enough to ensure good germination. If in doubt, wait until May to sow your sweetcorn ‘F1 Swift’ seeds and cover with a cloche. Your cobs will be ready to harvest in 14-16 weeks. 

All of these vegetable seeds can be direct sown through April and May. Not sure when to start things off? Visit our When To Sow Vegetable Seeds page for a quick, month-by-month guide.

Terms and conditions

  1. This giveaway is only open to United Kingdom mainland residents aged over 18, excluding employees of Suttons Consumer Products, their families and all those professionally associated with this Promotion.
  2. This giveaway is free to enter and no purchase is necessary.
  3. Closing Date: 12 noon, Monday 28th March 2022
  4. To Enter: choose from the methods available, including sharing an email address for great offers, tweeting about the giveaway, and visiting the Suttons Facebook page.
  5. The Prize: 5 winners will be selected and sent a bundle of Suttons vegetable seeds. The varieties on offer are:
    Carrot seeds – F1 Purple Haze
    Broad bean seeds – Statissa
    Swiss chard seeds – Peppermint
    Kale seeds – Frost Byte F1
    Beetroot seeds – Boltardy
    Sweet corn seeds – F1 Swift
    The prizes will be sent to the winners by post.
  6. The Prize is non-exchangeable or transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers, promotions, or discounts. Due to current regulations, we are not able to send this prize to winners in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland. 
  7. The winners will be randomly selected from all valid entries received during the promotional period within 2 working days of the Closing Date.
  8. The winners will be contacted by an email from blog@suttons.co.uk within 3 working days of the Closing Date. If a winner does not respond within 14 days of being notified, then the winner’s prize will be forfeited and Suttons shall be entitled to select another winner. If a winner rejects their prize, then the winner’s prize will be forfeited and Suttons shall be entitled to select another winner.
  9. No cash alternative for the Prize stated is offered.
  10. Suttons Consumer Products may substitute the Prize for a prize of an equal or greater value if, for any reason, the original Prize is unavailable.
  11. Suttons Consumer Products may request that the winner participates in publicity arising from the Promotion. The winner is under no obligation to participate and may decline this request. Participation is at the winner’s discretion.
  12. By entering this giveaway, entrants confirm that they have read and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and by the decisions of the Suttons Consumer Products, which are final in all matters relating to the giveaway. Failure to do so will result in the forfeiture of the Prize. No correspondence will be entered into.
  13. Aside from the use of the winner’s postal address data and email address data to arrange delivery of the prize associated with this giveaway, Suttons Consumer Products will not use personal data for any other purpose without the express consent of the entrant and data will be held in accordance with all relevant data protection legislation. Click here for our full privacy policy. We will only share your data with our Fulfilment Partners for the purposes of and in order to fulfil this giveaway.
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  15. Suttons Consumer Products or its agencies will not be responsible for the non-inclusion of entries as a result of technical failures or otherwise, including any such failure which is within the control of the Suttons Consumer Products or its agencies. Proof of submission of entry is not proof of receipt of entry.
  16. Suttons Consumer Products reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any person it finds to be tampering or to have tampered with the operation of the giveaway, or to be acting in violation of these terms and conditions.
  17. All entries must be made by the entrant themselves. Bulk entries made from trade, consumer groups or third parties will not be accepted. Incomplete or illegible entries, entries by macros or other automated means (including systems which can be programmed to enter), and entries which do not satisfy the requirements of these terms and conditions in full will be disqualified and will not be counted. If it becomes apparent that an entrant is using a computer(s) to circumvent this condition by, for example, the use of ‘script’, ‘brute force’, masking their identity by manipulating IP addresses, using identities other than their own or any other automated means in order to increase that entrant’s entries into the promotion in a way that is not consistent with the spirit of the giveaway, that entrant’s entries will be disqualified and any Prize award will be void.
  18. To the full extent permitted by law Suttons Consumer Products will not accept liability for any loss, damage, injury or death arising from this giveaway beyond its reasonable control. Suttons Consumer Products does not accept any liability for the acts of any third-party Prize provider.
  19. If any provisions of these Terms and Conditions are judged to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, this shall not affect or impact the continuation in full force and affect the remainder of the provisions.

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2 thoughts on “Win Suttons Vegetable Seeds – April Sowing Bundle”

  1. Alison Mcdonnell says:

    Bought some flower seeds and got the Its now in the greenhouse.Was very quick delivery

  2. Paul McCarthy says:

    Fantastic seed varieties.

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