It’s August!

It’s August! Kids driving you mad?! Get them out in the garden! Here are some things to be doing this month:- • Plant overwintering brassica plants including kale, broccoli and cauliflower; • Plant your seed potatoes for harvesting for your Christmas dinner; • Thin root crops such as beetroot, carrot and turnips; • Stop cordon […]

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 […]