Thanks to everyone who suggested ideas and activities to engage children in growing.
- Select unusual coloured vegetables – grow a blue or red potato in a bucket
- Grow seeds that are quick to germinate – pes and broad beans are good.
- Show the whole plant cycle - from sowing a pea that grows and they can collect thr harvest and eat some and save other seeds to plant again
- Plant in buckets/ pots so it’s easy to keep watered and less likely to be damaged by slugs, coloured carrots or a different type of tomato
- Radishes and other salad crops are quick to grow and easy to eat
- Sow herb seeds in pots and then use them for cooking
- Sow mustard/ cress seeds on damp paper on a window sill
- Strawberries can be planted in pots and troughs as well as in any spare piece of ground.
- Let them choose colourful plants from a garden centre and plant into containers for a pop up display
- Sow easy to grow sunflowers, marigolds and poppies
- If you have any garden or an allotment – give them a small space that is their own
- Encourage them to enter anything they grown into the organic show, and consider becoming a judge
There are some web sites with many useful resources and great ideas – so do take a look
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