Starting a vegetable garden is easy and a great activity for the kids too. My kids love helping to plant and water and of course pick (and eat) the produce.
You can plant vegetables in pots or in a garden bed and you don’t need a lot of room, you’d be suprised how much a small patch can produce.
You don’t need to spend hours out in the garden weeding or planting in perfect rows, I love a messy vegetable patch and it will grow just as well.
What you’ll need:
- Empty garden bed or pots
- Potting mix (if using pots)
- Vegetable seeds or seedlings
- Buy some seeds or seedlings (and pots and soil if you need)
- Plant them
- Water them and watch them grow
- Eat them
Some vegetables may need stakes to grow on while others are low lying and won’t.
Make sure you plant things in season, nursuries will have seedlings of plants that will grow in the current season but may stock seeds for you to plant and prepare for next season.
We have masses of tomatoes and lettuces at the moment, all of which are grown from seed. The kids loved watching them all sprout and grow and are waiting impatiently for the tomatoes to be ready to pick. No vegetable tastes the same from the shops as those organically grown in your garden, the taste is amazing.
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