Win tickets to meet your favourite gardeners at GIY in Birmingham at the University on July 20th.
Alys Fowler, Mark Diacono, Mr Vertical Veg himself and many more.
Read all about it here GIY
Children love to grow
Send us a picture of your young grower with what they are growing to firstname.lastname@example.org or direct to our phone 07968535020. Include your e-mail or telephone number. We will choose the one we like the best to win 2 tickets. Entrance closes midday Wednesday 17th July.
We will be posting some of our favourite pictures on our web-site to encourage even more kids to join in gardening fun.
Sophie Grigson is a great supporter of encouraging young children to cook. She demonstrates how to make wonderful tasty dishes with the freshest ingredients and her young helpers can not resist a taste. She shows how easy it is to involve your family in the cooking process and how this will encourage children to eat a wide variety of foods and to understand where their food comes from.
Sophie Grigson encouraging children to get cooking.
Here she is with a young helper at the local food show in Northampton.
What you need.
Plastic container/s that fruit or cakes are sold in
My containers had grapes in. I try to buy unpackaged fruit but these were a gift.
Re-cycle containers to germinate seeds
Babs Beetroot gives us her top tips on growing plants from cuttings.
“Imagine being able to cut a limb off, an arm or a leg, plant it in water and watch a new person grow from it. As a human this sounds crazy. However with some plants you can cut off part of the living stem and with a bit of care and patience you can grow a new plant. While a human would need to go to hospital if they cut an arm or a leg off, if you are careful when taking a cutting from a plant it will remain healthy. I would recommend asking people before you take a cutting from their favourite plant, most people say yes, and then within a year you’ll have your very own.”