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 […]

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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 […]

It’s September!

It’s September! Here are some jobs to be doing in the veg patch this month:– 1. Sow fast growing lettuce and summer radish for crops this autumn. Make sure you water it in dry spells. 2. Plant onion sets. These are normally Japanese varieties and will be ready to earlier than spring-planted ones. 3. Harvest […]