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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

Please keep sending in ideas that you have used and we can add them to this section. Contact Us