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Grow Your Own Carnivorous Garden - £3.99 at ALDI instore and online (Dinosaur, Fairy and Unicorn varieties also)
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Grow Your Own Carnivorous Garden - £3.99 at ALDI instore and online (Dinosaur, Fairy and Unicorn varieties also)

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Posted 10th Jul
Saw this and thought it might be a fun summer holidays project as it grows within 1-6 weeks with proper care!

You can grown venus fay traps and other carnivorous plants and decorate the pot!

I can't guarantee that the Dinosaur, Fairy and Unicorn varietiess will produce such creatures but there's no harm in trying!
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Little ones will love this adorable kit. Perfect to do outside on sunny days, this lovely activity will keep little ones entertained in the sun.

Contents
  • 4 x Pots of paints
  • 3 x Wooden signs
  • 3 x Seed packets
  • 1 x Bag of vermiculite
  • 1 x Wooden stick
  • 3 x Paper plant signs
  • 1 x Paper warning sign
  • 1 x Paint brush
  • 1 x Planter and lid
  • 1 x Sticker sheet
  • 1 x Instructions

Features
  • Hours of fun
  • Watch your little garden come to life
  • Decorate and paint
  • Plant and grow
  • Grow in 1-6 weeks
  • Insect eating plants
  • Soil/compost required

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I grow venus fly traps. Do not use tap/ bottled water - ideally use rain water or distilled. They like damp feet, so sit them on a dish of it and make sure you keep it topped up. Do this March till Oct and then just damp rest of the time. They're rather sensitive to lime.
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Looks like great fun! Thank you
Audrey 2 yaaa
Feed me,Feed me now
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Great, gunna get a few of these and bang them near my green bin that gets emptied every 4 weeks.
They will be taking over the world in 6 weeks!
I got a grow your own pizza herbs (same company) last year. My neice loved painting the pot (although the paint was and very hard to stick and the herbs never grew (my sister is real good with plants) so I paid £5 for a few paints and a pot of they didn't grow I find it highly unlikely these will.
I wouldn't recommend wasting your money.
Great activity for a kid but way more cheaper painting options then this.
Does anyone know if these eat aphids?
Edited by: "blabbity" 11th Jul
dont work. bought these and the cactus one slast year, 3 srts of each, followed instructions and nothing grew.
I grow venus fly traps. Do not use tap/ bottled water - ideally use rain water or distilled. They like damp feet, so sit them on a dish of it and make sure you keep it topped up. Do this March till Oct and then just damp rest of the time. They're rather sensitive to lime.
judavid8911/07/2019 11:21

I got a grow your own pizza herbs (same company) last year. My neice loved …I got a grow your own pizza herbs (same company) last year. My neice loved painting the pot (although the paint was and very hard to stick and the herbs never grew (my sister is real good with plants) so I paid £5 for a few paints and a pot of they didn't grow I find it highly unlikely these will. I wouldn't recommend wasting your money. Great activity for a kid but way more cheaper painting options then this.



jaylovesit11/07/2019 11:33

I grow venus fly traps. Do not use tap/ bottled water - ideally use rain …I grow venus fly traps. Do not use tap/ bottled water - ideally use rain water or distilled. They like damp feet, so sit them on a dish of it and make sure you keep it topped up. Do this March till Oct and then just damp rest of the time. They're rather sensitive to lime.




Yeah I agree with both points.
Venus fly traps can be finicky to grow anyway, especially from seed. So just bear in mind you might not get many (if any) seeds growing.
derbywiiman11/07/2019 11:30

dont work. bought these and the cactus one slast year, 3 srts of each, …dont work. bought these and the cactus one slast year, 3 srts of each, followed instructions and nothing grew.


I've grown a bunch of cactus from seed. They can take a very long time to germinate.
blabbity11/07/2019 11:22

Does anyone know if these eat aphids?


No, they can actually be a pest on venus fly traps, but you can use bug spray.
geebeegooner10/07/2019 21:03

Great, gunna get a few of these and bang them near my green bin that gets …Great, gunna get a few of these and bang them near my green bin that gets emptied every 4 weeks.They will be taking over the world in 6 weeks!


If you want to catch the most insects, you want a pitcher plant. Venus fly trap and sundews are fun, but won't catch anything near a pitcher. They are quite hardy if kept in rainwater in full sun. For this price, you could get a fully grown one from the garden center.
Thanks for posting @BirdNerdSophie we have added this to the Highlights pages
andywedge11/07/2019 16:24

Thanks for posting @BirdNerdSophie we have added this to the Highlights …Thanks for posting @BirdNerdSophie we have added this to the Highlights pages


Thank you, I saw earlier! Hopefully some users find it useful!
celeronmanuk11/07/2019 15:34

If you want to catch the most insects, you want a pitcher plant. Venus fly …If you want to catch the most insects, you want a pitcher plant. Venus fly trap and sundews are fun, but won't catch anything near a pitcher. They are quite hardy if kept in rainwater in full sun. For this price, you could get a fully grown one from the garden center.


Looking at the box, it seems you get a few varieties of pitcher too, Might also be worth pointing out that you'll need a good quality soil for these. Garden centres sell dedicated bags of soil for carnivorous plants. Well worth the few quid investment.
thebeetleboy11/07/2019 17:09

Looking at the box, it seems you get a few varieties of pitcher too, Might …Looking at the box, it seems you get a few varieties of pitcher too, Might also be worth pointing out that you'll need a good quality soil for these. Garden centres sell dedicated bags of soil for carnivorous plants. Well worth the few quid investment.


Yes, you can't use normal soil or compost. You can buy sphagnum moss peat with perlite. Must not contain any nutrients and you can't use any fertiliser.
As people said above, I got the cactus one last year and my son enjoyed doing it but cactuses didnt grow. Was waste of money. This year we bought flytrap on its own from a garden centre. I think it was 3.50 and it is much better. My son enjoys feeding it, but it did catch flies on its own as well. As someone said above it needs to stay damp at all the times so we have a tray under with water on all the times. In the garden centre they told us the pot needs to feel heavy when you pick it up. Good luck everyone!
Fantastic thank you.
Brought one but no carnivorous plants have grown, we have grown something but not the plants that are advertised on the box, my kids are very disappointed
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