Use Quick Sprouting Seeds
We all know how easily distracted young children can be, they don’t have the patience to wait months to finally see some seed growth. That’s why quick sprouting seeds are a great way to get children interested in gardening. They can see results quickly without too much waiting. Some recommended seeds are cress and salad (such as rocket).
Get some mini tools
Mini garden tools are a great way of getting kids interested in gardening. Having their own set of tools really helps them feel involved and can also help to build your kids sense of independence. Mini tools are great as they allow kids to safely use garden tools where the full-size version could be impossible or indeed dangerous to use.
Asking lots of questions as you are gardening can help keep kids interested. It can help to make them feel they are more involved even when they can’t perform some of the tasks.
Grow Sensory Plants
Sensory plants can mean anything from bright coloured swiss chard to rustling seed pods found on dried poppies. There are also plants you can grow for their feel, one such popular plant is lamb’s ear with its soft fluffy silver foliage.
Make A Daisy Chain
Everyone remembers making Daisy chains as kids and this activity is still a great way to try and get kids interested in gardening.
Make Your Own Wormery
This is a great project for kids. The lessons they can learn from a wormery are numerous, they show recycling in action as well as giving them a glimpse into our subterranean world. You will need a large glass jar, soil, sand, some food waste (vegetables or fruits are perfect) as well as a dark place for your worms to live.
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Cress Head Pots
cress heads are another genius way of making gardening fun and interesting for kids. You can use yoghurt tubs, egg cartons, toilet roll tubes and even eggshells to create your own little characters.
Best Fire Pits
If you are looking to create that feeling of cosiness reminiscent of a campfire into your backyard, patio, or deck, a fire pit is great
How to change your soils pH level
Your soils pH level can have a massive impact on plant growth, some plants will thrive in acidic soils while some will only grow in alkaline soils.
What plants grow well in acidic soil
In general most plants like fairly neutral soil but there are some varieties that will only grow in acidic soil, read on to find out what plants will thrive in acidic soil.
Best Garden Spades
A good spade will last you years, maybe even decades, that's why it's important to pick the right one if you are thinking of making a decent investment in a new spade. We have taken the time, effort and money out of this problem for you and examined the best garden spades currently on the market.
Best Cold Frames
A cold frame can be a useful tool for gardeners, allowing you to extend your growing season at both ends of the year.
Growing Vegetables Our Biggest Ever Guide
Welcome to our guide on growing vegetables. We hope to turn this page into a repository on all things veg! Keep checking back as we keep adding to the long list of veg.