Chrissie Cress, uncovers the latest fashion for microgreens and how easy it is to grow your own.
What are Microgreens? Microgreens are leafy vegetables harvested when the stem and leaf are roughly 3-5cm high.
How to grow Microgreens: Microgreens can be grown indoors, all year round. Some daylight is required. If you would like to grow something indoors without daylight try sprouting.
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.
Early summertime and the air is sweet with the scent of elderflowers. Making elderflower cordial is simple, a great activity to do with friends and family. Elderflowers grow wild in many places so if you haven’t got any in your garden, look out for them during June and July in the hedgerows or your neighbours’ gardens. They are easy to identify with their frothy cream heads and their sweet scent.
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.