Teaching children to grow vegetables and other garden ramblings!

I’ve always been passionate about gardening. Even from a young age. I remember sitting at a table in my back garden one summer, happily sowing seeds and planting plants. I’d sat in the same place for a good few hours with the sun blazing down on my back. Despite the sunburn, I’d enjoyed spending that time getting back to nature. Every year for the past three years, I’ve grown vegetables and fruit from our garden. Every year, I’ve learnt something new and this year I’ll be growing more than ever before! I’m lucky that in our new house we have… [Read More]

Growing Strawberries Indoors and Outdoors

Back in April I planted some strawberry plants indoors and outdoors. 2015 has been the first year that I have made a proper effort toward growing my own fruit and vegetables. I’ve planted tomatoes, strawberries, potatoes, spring onions, herbs and salads. My girls have enjoyed helping to plant the seeds and water the plants with me. They’re really looking forward to being able to pick the fruit and vegetables when they’re ready. As mentioned above I planted some strawberry plants indoors in a medium sized pot and some outdoors in a large strawberry planter.  I was curious to see if the ones… [Read More]

You know it’s summer when…

…it’s time to get your garden spruced up! We were recently invited to take part in a competition to grow a sunflower plant.  I don’t know much about gardening, but that doesn’t stop me from giving it a go when equipped with the right garden tools! R and M recently helped me to plant some seeds in our new green house in a bid to start growing some salad and vegetables of our own.  Prior to this the only other type of gardening I’ve done was as a child when Mum or Dad would ask me to give them a… [Read More]