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Growing your own vegetables with My Eco Sprout.

by | Jan 24, 2019 | Eco-Friendly Living, Things we love | 43 comments

Urban gardening and growing your own vegetable is all the rage at the moment but let’s be honest… Tending to your veggie patch and feeding our kids home grown, organic tomatoes, cucumber, spinach and whatever else isn’t as easy at it sounds. My fingers ain’t green and space is always an issue in the city. My Eco Sprout however hopes to change all of this and when they asked if we would like to review their range of growing kits for kids, I was intrigued.

Growing your own vegetables

Launched in November of 2018, My Eco Sprout wants to foster a love for the environment as well as respect for food, while your little one learns about gardening and growing their very own edible plants.

At the heart of My Eco Sprout lies family.

Copeland Koorts, mother of 2 and founder of My Eco Sprout was raised to value and appreciate the importance of growing your own plants.

“Since I experienced the benefits of doing so, I felt inspired to provide families with information and fun growing kits to create memorable experiences of their own.”

With this vision in mind she has set some goals for My Eco Sprout:

  • My Eco Sprout hopes to bring loads of joy to children’s hearts! They hope to get all the children of South Africa to sow and grow their own plants, focusing on edible plants. This will help prevent our food security crisis from escalating. 
  • Every product is carefully designed to capture the imagination of children and to educate them about growing their own plants.
  • In developing these kits today’s urban lifestyle has been taken into account by choosing plants that don’t need hectares of land.
Growing your own vegetables

Not just about gardening, it’s about being responsible too!

My Eco Sprout wants to keep their carbon footprint as small as possible and is constantly looking for ways to better the range by minimising waste.

  • The Strawberry Popcorn kit includes a 100% Bio-based pot which is 100% Biodegradable
  • All the carton used for the kits are made from 67.3-80% Recovered fibre and meets the FSC Mix Chain-of-Custody certification requirements.
  • Only fresh seeds will do and they are GMO FREE.
“Let us lead the way to a greener future for our children by setting the example and enabling them to learn and take pride in growing their own plants.”
Growing your own vegetables

Copeland want’s to start a growing revolution, simply by “Growing your own Vegetables”. Our family definitely wants to be apart of it all and that’s why we are giving the My Eco Sprout kits a go.

First impressions?

How can we not get excited about growing our own vegetables when the packaging is so much fun? From the cute illustrations to the easy to follow instruction and happy colours. We couldn’t wait to get dirty.

Growing your own vegetables

Planting …

This is where the real fun began. We aren’t scared of some messy play and the girls loved getting dirty. Crumbling up the soil discs. Making tiny holes with our finger. Sowing the seeds and patting the soil lovingly. It was easy and everyone got involved. Sensory play at it’s best and good old family fun!

Growing your own vegetables

Now we wait and see.

Getting our gardens going was so easy. Keep an eye on our social media to see how our plants are doing. I’ll definitely be sharing a follow-up blogpost after “harvest season.” We have all the confidence in the world and expect to be enjoying some strawberry popcorn, tomatoes salad and green smoothies soon.

Growing your own vegetables
Growing your own vegetables

 Grow your own vegetables with us!

The growing kits are great value for money priced at between R35 and R175. You can even order fun party favours and add your own custom branding for a special theme. Each kit includes everything you’ll need to start growing your own vegetables. Shop online at

My Eco Sprout logo

Also remember to show this fellow mompreneur some extra love and support by following My Eco Sprout on Facebook and Instagram.

Growing your own vegetables

GIVEAWAY CLOSED: Congratulations Carri Page!

Win your own My Eco Sprout growing kit hamper!

My Eco Sprout wants to spoil one lucky little gardener with their own growing kit hamper!

The hamper includes:

  • A 2019 Calendar
  • 1 Sprout House
  • 1x Strawberry Popcorn Kit
  • 1x Cherry Tomatoes Party Favour Kit
  • The Wheatgrass Kit
  • A R100 gift voucher

How to enter:

  1. Please leave a comment below telling us which edible plant you think would be the most fun to grow.
  2. Follow @justamamma and @my_eco_sprout on Instagram  AND / OR
  3. Like @justamamma and @MyEcoSprout on Facebook. (Doing both means you’ll get 2 entries.)

Please SHARE this post with all your friends too. Just click those social media buttons… Easy Peasy.

Good luck!

Growing your own vegetables


  1. Only entries via Instagram, Facebook and comments left below are valid.
  2. Instagram and Facebook is in no way responsible or associated with this giveaway.
  3. You need to follow both @justamamma and @my_eco_sprout on Instagram and / or Facebook to qualify.
  4. Competition only open to South African residents residing in South Africa.
  5. Winner must be 18+ years old.
  6. Competition closes on the 28th of January 2019.
  7.  The winner is picked at random and announced on the 31st of January 2019. 
  8. This prize is not exchangeable or refundable.
  9. Please enter a valid email and contact info. If we can not get hold of you within 48 hours a new winner will be picked.
  10. The greatest care will be taken when mailing your prize but Just a Mamma and  My Eco Sprout do not accept any responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged goods.
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  1. Zeenat Carrim

    Definitely excited to try the strawberry popcorn kit! That is my daughters favorite and she loves gardening ❤️

  2. Lethabo


  3. Este van Aswegen

    The Strawberry Popcorn kit my boys love strawberries and we have successfully grown a few things but never strawberries

  4. Robyn

    Would love to see the strawberry popcorn kit grow!

  5. Chene

    Looking forward to geow the tomato kit! Something all the girls just love eating. Also great for lunch boxes!!!

  6. Elisabeth Meyer

    Would love to see the strawberry popcorn kit grow! Sounds so interesting and my kids would love it

  7. Linel

    Wow would love to try the strawberry popcorn. As Vegans any new vegetable is a must try…

  8. Kyleigh Smith

    Excited to see the strawberry ? ? kit grow.

  9. Ncuthwa Luke

    I would love see the Strawberry Popcorn kit my daughter loves strawberries and it would be fascinating to see it grow.

  10. Lyn

    So curious about there strawberry popcorn! But I also love tomatoes, I have had such success with them in the past, they grow quickly and kids loving picking them

  11. Karen Powell

    My kids love cherry tomatoes! Looks great. We had such fun in the herb garden yesterday late afternoon ?

  12. Allison - Little Antbear

    The Strawberry Popcorn sounds exciting!! Think my kids would love to try grow it?

  13. Natasha wilson

    The strawberry popcorn looks like fun!!!!

  14. Palesa

    We would love the strawberry popcorn kit…

  15. Jeannie Mostert

    The strawberry popcorn kit looks so amazing. Think my 2 little girls would love growing it. Also the cherry tomatoes would also be a favourite.

  16. Blair Scheepers

    Would love all of them, but especially the strawberries.

  17. Thuvashni Govender

    We love to grow the strawberry popcorn I know my girls would love planting that .

  18. Queline

    The Strawberry Popcorn kit would be the biggest hit!!! Mynlittle girl is mad about strawberries and my son crazy about popcorn and strawberries so this would be a big treat!!!

  19. Julie Jones

    I’d love to try the strawberry popcorn kit – what fun!

  20. Caitie

    I’d love to try the strawberry popcorn kit – sounds amazing!!

  21. Michelle Graham

    Strawberry popcorn sounds awesome!

  22. Lynnith

    Would love to try the Wheatgrass kit!

  23. Gina

    Ah I just love this!! Strawberry popcorn all the way.

  24. Leonora Smal

    Strawberry popcorn

  25. Karen Hattingh

    I would love the strawberry popcorn kit.

  26. Roxanne

    I’d love to grow the cherry tomatoe party favor kit. My little one simple loves cherry tomatoes

  27. Anien le Roux

    Oooh, the strawberry popcorn would be amazing!!!

  28. GP van Zyl

    Excited to see the strawberry popcorn grow

  29. Nelma

    I love the strawberry popcorn idea and can not wait to see it grow!

  30. Abeda Albertyn

    I love tomato . Crazy in love with tomatoes my kids would love this awesome giveaway away thank you for the opportunity

  31. Faziela Prantice

    I would love Strawberry popcorn grow kit

  32. Ilze

    My kids and I would love the strawberry popcorn kit!! ????

  33. Noluthando

    Strawberry popcorn kit? but i think the messy play will also be our favorite part too.

  34. Rommany Rogers

    This so cool!! Would love to try out the strawberry popcorn! It’s a double win!! What a great idea!!

  35. Priya Jackson

    Love strawberry popcorn kit

  36. Judy Padayachee

    Love the Strawberry popcorn kit which would be Awesome to grow as this is our favourite fruit.

  37. LEANNE

    Excited about the strawberry popcorn

  38. Maxeen Veldman

    I would have to say the cherry tomato kit. My kids love these mini gems and we never go without it in our fridge!

  39. Cherique

    Would love the strawberry popcorn! We love gardening and strawberries bring back so many memories that I cherish ❤️

  40. Carri Page

    The strawberry popcorn ?♥️?♥️

  41. Furzana

    Strawberry popcorn sounds amazing. Would love the micro herbs too because of all the things it can be used in.

  42. Kim

    the strawberry ?


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