23/01/2013Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables in September in the UK
Square Foot Gardening Guide Square Foot gardening is a system which was developed by an American engineer called Mel Bartholomew, and it is a great way to fit lots of vegetables into a small space. It is also great for schools because it makes it much easier to build maths and English activities into the garden. Children can compare the output from different squares and they can take full part in the planning. Older children can do lots of maths comparisons between crops and spac...
Building a Plastic Bottle Tower If you're short on space but want to grow some veggies or herbs, this is a great way to fit a load of growing room in vertically by recycling old soda bottles. The beauty of it is that the watering system on the top makes it very easy to take care of, and therefore great for growing with children, if they miss a water or two it is less likely to be a disaster. This video from Willem Van Cotthem,which is essentially a slideshow, shows you...
BBC Good Food Seasonal Food Chart We found this really comprehensive seasonal food chart on the BBC Good Food pages. You can separate it out to see just vegetables, fruit, fish or meat which is helpful or there is an "all" chart which includes everything. We liked it particularly because if you select the "all" chart you will also get seasonal herbs which is dead useful and not included on most other charts. This means you can buy herbs when they are in season (if you don't grow ...
August - Courgette Wants To Be Big This page gives you more information about the Courgette Wants To Be Big book - what your children will get out of reading it and information on all our extension activities and links to food and story related fun. This page will tell you: - a storyline summary of the Courgette Wants To Be Big story - foods featured in the story - ideas for extending the themes in the story (growing and measuring) - food activi...