How to grow microgreens with children

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.
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Win Tickets to meet your favourite Gardeners and hear how to grow even more!

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

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Kids preparing the ground to plant their seeds

Children love to grow

Send us a picture of your young grower with what they are growing to fun@secretseedsociety.com 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.

Growing plants from cuttings with a propagator

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.”
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