Freshly harvested garlic
Garlic is a great plant to grow and is suited to both beds and container planting. It's also super easy and until you have used fresh garlic in the kitchen, you don't know what you are missing. Garlic is most definitely a slow growing plant. However, don't let that put you off as there are just so many different varieties...
Child Playing in a mud kitchen
Mud kitchens offer children so much in the way of fun and development as well as endless amounts of fun outdoors! It also gives them a really hands on experience with nature learning lots more than you would by reading. And did we mention, messy? They are a great investment for any child's garden as they will be used for...
Growing Sweetcorn
Growing sweetcorn is a great experience for any vegetable gardener. Not only do you get the benefit of harvesting some delicious sweetcorn but your garden will also benefit from a wonderful crop. Starting off as a seed, sweetcorn will grow up to 6ft tall depending on the variety, and will look stunning in any garden. Because of sweetcorn amazing...
Sage is an incredibly easy to grow herb that will grow almost anywhere. It is a great kitchen herb that can be used in a multitude of dishes. It prefers well drained soil which makes the plant an ideal contender for container planting. However, it will also thrive in a vegetable bed as well. Sage also has a nostalgic smell...
Children reading books in the garden
There is nothing better than a good gardening book for children. Children are often used to the magic of books from their endless story times with parents at bed time. Certainly we are great believers in a classic story at bed time - still like reading the Beatrix Potter books - they are just timeless. The same goes with gardening...
Chives safe for children
Chives are an incredibly easy herb to grow. They are a perennial herb that is widely grown for its leaves. However, chives will also produce a lovely pink flower that is also edible and can be used to decorate salads. Chives also features in our section on safe plants for childrenĀ and sensory garden plantingĀ because it is such a great plant...
Sensory gardens are great for children to learn about plants and also to get them interested in the world of gardening. They are also very appealing on the eye and offer a wonderful experience for children as they explore plants and the effects that they have on the senses. Sensory gardens, by their nature, are also safe gardens for...
Growing herbs with children is a great way to get them started in and around the garden. In my opinion every garden should have a selection of herbs that it can use in the kitchen. Many people will buy herbs from the supermarket and often for only one meal. As we know, plastic packaging is becoming increasing unpopular and...
growing spinach with children
Spinach, like rocket, is a really easy vegetable to grow in the garden and a great one for children to get involved. Not only is it a really fast crop to grow in the garden, it also makes for delicious salads right from the garden to the kitchen table. It's a great crop that children will be able to...
Marigold - growing with children
Marigolds or Calendula as they are formally known are a staple in the English garden. They are easy to grow, great for a children's garden as they provide an abundance of colour. Growing up, I can always remember marigolds in my Grandfather's garden. So much so that I still remember the jam jars outside the back door, full of seeds,...