It’s July!

It’s July! Here are some things you can be doing with the kids in the garden over the summer holidays:-– Sow green manure in bare areas of soil– Thin out seedlings sown outdoors if necessary– Keep crops watered if it becomes dry and sunny – remember to water in early morning or in the evening– […]

It’s June!

It’s June! Here are some jobs you can be doing in the garden with the kids this month:-– Sow early carrots to crop in early autumn;– Sow winter salad leaves;– Thin out seedlings sown outdoors;– Plant chitted new potatoes in large tubs;– Plant out plants from earlier sowings once they are large enough including courgettes, […]

It’s May!

Here are some gardening jobs to do with the kids this month:-• Sow lettuce and radish outdoors at intervals for a continuous crop;• Sow chard outdoors;• Sow French beans and pumpkins outdoors;• Thin out seedlings sown outdoors;• Plant out seedlings from earlier sowings if large enough;• Protect planted potatoes by earthing up if frost threatens;• […]

It’s April!

It’s April and here’s some jobs you can be doing with the kids in the garden over the Easter holidays:-– Prepare the ground for pumpkins by adding lots of organic matter to the soil;– Sow early carrots, radish and chard outdoors;– Sow leeks, lettuce and peas indoors or outdoors;– Sow French beans and pumpkins in […]

It’s March

It’s March and here are some things you can be doing with the kids in the garden this month:-– Prepare the ground for crops by digging in compost and well rotted manure. Add fertiliser where you will be growing chard and potatoes;– soil temperatures need to be at 7 degrees celsius for germination. Check your […]

It’s February!

It’s February! Here are the jobs you can be doing in the garden this month with the kids:- – Prepare vegetable seed beds, if weather is suitable (!); – Cut down autumn fruit raspberry canes to ground level; – Apply a general purpose fertiliser to tree, bush and cane fruit and mulch with well-rotted manure or garden […]

It’s January!

It’s January and there are some gardening jobs you can do in the garden with the kiddies at this time of year. Wrap up warm though! – Protect soil from heavy rain and warm it up by covering with black polythene weighed down by bricks and stones; – Prevent weeds on bare soil coming through […]

It’s December!

It’s December! And here are some gardening jobs you can be doing this month:- – Finish preparing the ground for early spring sowings next year; – Harvest winter crops – leeks, chard, salad leaves and winter radish; – Plan the layout of your plot for next year including crop rotation; – Order seeds, seed potatoes, […]

It’s November!

It’s November and here are some things you can be doing with the kids in the garden:- – Prepare the ground for carrots, leeks, onions and potatoes for next spring; – Protect chard, overwintering peas and radish using cloches or fleece until March; – Plant onion setts and garlic now for a late spring/early summer […]

It’s October!

It’s October and here are some jobs you can be doing with the kids during the October holidays:- – Prepare the ground for potatoes and carrots for next spring. Add lots of compost, well rotted manure or other organic matter; – Plant onions setts and leeks for harvest next year; – Plant winter brassicas such […]