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...
Chitting Potatoes
Potatoes are a great vegetable to grow if you want something easy to start with children. In comparison to some other vegetables, potatoes really are quite a forgiving vegetable and the ‘chitting element’ of potatoes is actually something that you can do with the children whilst the weather is still cold outside.  Personally, I find that potatoes are a very...
If you are planning on planting up a beautiful vegetable patch with your children this year, then you should certainly think about some lovely garden markers and plant labels to go with it (kids love them!). Depending on what type of garden you have, will very much depend on what type of marker you may want. Of course, you...
Getting the garden ready for spring
Spring is undoubtedly a very busy time of year for all gardeners as there are a magnitude of things to do and a lot of it will come around quicker than you think. With spring just around the corner, many keen gardeners will be chomping at the bit to get back outside and create their paradise for the rest...
Gardening terms and definitions
There are many terms used in gardening that, unless you have some experience, will be quite alien to you. Some words are quite straight forward, such as pruning, although others can be a little daunting and until their meaning is known, can make some reading quite difficult..  We certainly don’t want you to have that experience here, and we write...
Believe it or not, the ashes that remain from your fire can be a wonderful natural source of potassium for the garden. And the best part it is free! Wood ash typically is good for plants that enjoy an alkaline soil which will suit most plants. However, there are some exceptions where wood ash should be avoided such as berries...
Every year, there is a limitless amount of things that you can do in and around the garden. One great way of showing children the process of growing plants, is to grow them from seed. And whilst this will naturally take longer than popping down to the local garden centre and buying them already grown, it will teach your...
Children's garden Equipment
If you are looking for gardening tools for a child under 5, it can be quite difficult to find them. You will be naturally concerned about the quality of the goods and also want to make sure that they are suitable for such little hands. By investing a little money in some garden equipment for your children, you...