23/01/2013Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables in August in the UK
Turnips (new baby)
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 ...
Fruit Shopping With Clues This short game fromFresh For Kids encourages children to identify fruits from a series of written clues. The clues will need reading out to younger children, they include clues such as "This fruit is yellow in colour and curved in shape". The player then has to use arrow keys to scroll around and find the correct fruit on the shelf and then click to pick up the requested number of fruits for the shopping list. There is only one version of...