Firstly, welcome to the first blog that we have ever written on KDG. Having never written a 'blog' before, we are giving it a go. In part it is because I want to share with you some of the things that we are up to here at KDG as we go through this amazing journey of getting kids growing....
Getting a pair of gardening gloves for your children is a great way to get them involved in jobs that you simply wouldn't do with your bare hands. We know, as adults, that there is something magic about the feeling of soil in your fingers and you certainly won't want to take that experience away from your child. However, some...
Mint in plant
Mint is an extremely versatile herb that is easy to grow and look after in the garden. It's best planted in containers as it does have a tendency to take over when planted in the ground. As well as the classic mint flavours, there are a whole host of different varieties that you can grow - a great activity...
Parsley Pot
Parsley is a wonderful herb to have growing in the garden and children will love growing it. Parsley is an extremely versatile herb and has many uses in the kitchen. Also, it has many health benefits as it is packed full of nutrients that you wouldn't expect from a herb. There are two types of parsley that you can...
rosemary plants
Rosemary is a lovely evergreen herb to grow in the garden or indoors. It is highly versatile in the kitchen and extremely easy to please. For our young gardeners, they will be able to enjoy the wonderful scent that it has to offer and also use rosemary to practise the art of growing from cuttings. Growing Rosemary - The Basics Can...
Indoor growing herbs
Growing herbs shouldn't only be limited to the spring and summer season. If you are looking for a project for your young gardener to do all year round, look no further than creating an indoor herb garden. It doesn't have to be anything grand, simply some pots or a planter on the kitchen window sill. Although if space permits,...
Child sowing seed with a small pot kit
Growing kits are a great way to get children enthused about gardening. They allow children to experiment with growing plants on a small scale to gain confidence in taking those skills further and being more adventurous in their gardening endeavours. Fortunately, there are a number of growing kits available that cover a wide range of plants and varying levels of...
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...