Sow, Grow & Show

How to Get Started

Joanne Butler from Ourganic Gardens is here to give you a video introduction to the contents of your GrowBox and how to get started on the Sow, Grow & Show Challenge.

What's Inside your GROWBOX

Let’s open our GROWBoxes and start sowing some seeds! Here’s what’s inside your GROWBox

  • 4x packs seeds: Tomatoes (Tumbling Toms), Chillis (Basket of Fire),
  • Beetroot (Detroit Globe) & Lettuce (Little Gem)
  • 4x coir pots
  • 4x compost discs
  • GIY’s growing guide
  • Plant labels
  • A GROWBox notepad and pen
  • Free delivery


Sow, Grow & Show Guide

Download our guide for instructions on every aspect of the Sow, Grow & SHow programme

Download PDF

How Food Grows


As part of GIY’s award winning ‘How Food Grows’ course, this video will bring you through how to transplant your seeds so you can grow them to delicious, nutritious veg. Learn how to spot the indicators that a seedling is ready to be transplanted, find out what “pot bound” means, which plants require 20cm spacing, dealing with cold temperatures, and a host of useful tips and tricks for the new seedlings in your life.


Show and Share your Progress

Share your progress


Supports & Services

Asking for help is a sign of strength. Here are some amazing organisations offering support and information for young people.

Text 50808

Text 50808 is a free 24/7 text service, where you connect with a trained Crisis Volunteer. The Crisis Volunteer will introduce themselves, reflect on what you’ve said, and invite you to share at your own pace. You’ll text back and forth, only sharing what you feel comfortable with.
Text DLMH to 50808


Childline is open every day and is for all children and young people up to the age of 18 in Ireland.