Mud Kitchen Accessories
There is no doubt about it that a mud kitchen is one of the best toys that you can have in a children's garden. You often wonder why there are so many articles about mud kitchens and we can really see why. The benefits of mud play are quite substantial. Albeit a small wooden structure, children are able to create...
One question that many parents have is whether or not it is safe for children to play in mud? The answer is somewhat complex because it depends on many factors. However, on the whole, the answer is almost certainly yes! And a big YES at that!  However, there are some things that us parents need to consider when letting our...
Children playing in the mud
Mud play for children really is something that they absoloutley adore. And it is really no wonder why….it’s messy! Think about it. It’s squishy, it’s dry, it’d hard, it’s soft, it’s runny and sticky. There are so many different textures for a child to explore with mud play.  Believe it or not, there is a lot that a child can...
Carrots are available at supermarkets all year round and are a good value vegetable. However, the experience of growing home grown carrots is one that you really won’t forget. Not only because of the satisfaction of growing but the taste of home grown carrots is unmistakable. They are fairly easy to grow and are also great for growing with...
If you are looking to grow a nice hardy salad vegetable in the garden with children, rocket should certainly be a consideration. It is easy to grow and best of all, children can harvest it themselves with very little that can go wrong.  During the spring and summer months, we love rocket in our salads. It has that delicious peppery taste...
Child holding beans from the garden
Vegetables are great to grow with children. Not only are you able to see them growing fairly easily, it also helps to promotes where food comes from (seed to fork). In today’s society, a child understanding this, is extremely important as so much food is available for delivery at the click of a button. You and I both know...
Growing runner beans in glass
From the moment that we started KDG, one of the main focuses was to promote gardening to children to help with their development. It can be tricky to know when to start promoting gardening and we are relatively fortunate because T's birthday is in February so when he turned three, Spring was right around the corner and I couldn't...
As we move into the spring and summer months, it is a great time to get the children outdoors to enjoying everything that nature has to offer. However, getting the balance between having fun and making it a chore is going to be crucial in your success. As an adult, I am a massive gardening fan and over the...
How to grow potatoes in bags
Let’s be honest, potatoes are one of those vegetables that children just ‘know’. It doesn’t really matter what age they are, potato whether in the guise of chips or mash potato is somewhat of a family staple.  Potatoes are also one of those vegetables that is great to grow in bags. This means that you won’t have to dig into...
Potatoes really are a staple food in many households and are such a delight to grow. The yields on potatoes is actually pretty high. Our favourite way of growing potatoes is in potato bags such as these on Amazon. We only recommend planting three seed potatoes in these bags, of which you can expect a crop of around 21 potatoes...