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 […]

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 […]