It’s so nice to get out into the garden in Spring and Summer. While we don’t have a huge vegetable plot (yet!), me and the kids are growing some fruit and vegetables in pots and hanging baskets. All you need to start off are pots/land, compost, a watering can and seeds.
We each choose a selection of seeds, we grow the foods that we most like to eat. This year we plan to grow salads, such as salad leaves, spinach, radish, cucumbers, vegetables, such as courgettes, carrots, potatoes and peas and fruit such as strawberries. We also have an apple and pear tree (and blackberry brambles of course).
Indoors we grow our herbs and chillis. Outdoors, we find a plastic greenhouse is a good value alternative for starting seeds off when you don’t have a real glass house.
We’ve also planted “Jack O Lantern” pumpkin seeds as every October we regret having not remembered to plant them. They can be planted from April to June so you still have time if you haven’t planted yours yet. I’m sure we’ll still end up going to the farm to buy some bigger ones anyway but it will be fun for the kids to watch them (hopefully) grow.
If you haven’t planted your seeds you can always buy some plants ready to plant straight outside. Strawberry plants are readily available. It is so satisfying to watch the seeds and plants grow. The salad leaves are very quick so you’ll soon have your own food to bring to the table.
If you want to grow your own vegetables, check out the easy info graphic guide below:
Infographic courtesy of ECOSCAPE
What will you be planting?