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easy veg for childen to grow?

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holidaysoon Sat 24-Sep-11 04:11:15

grateful for any recommendations, links to other threads or other websites or ideas where to start please

my dh is always n about this but does nothing so i wondered whether it was somethng I wanted to take on


Parietal Sat 24-Sep-11 04:31:54

Courgettes. Sun flowers (not veg but fun). Sugar snap peas.

Iggly Sat 24-Sep-11 05:28:13


Actually anything really. DS is 2 and loves "helping" - we just get him involved in what we're doing.

Grockle Sat 24-Sep-11 05:45:06

We've grown lots but DS has particularly enjoyed:
Herbs, especially chives
Courgettes/ pumpkin

EttiKetti Sat 24-Sep-11 05:55:48


ProfYaffle Sat 24-Sep-11 07:16:27

What do they like to eat? I grow sweetcorn, carrots, broccoli and dwarf peas for the sole reason that the kids like them. I find they're really interested in anything they can just pick and eat right away.

holidaysoon Sat 24-Sep-11 14:15:09

All good ideas thanks
can I ask did you just read the instructions and just do what it said?
what about feeding them? (the veg not the kids)
do you have to buy lots of different feeds


purplepidjinawoollytangle Sat 24-Sep-11 14:43:45

Potatoes work really well for us in pots on the patio!

Fill pot with compost. Push seed potatoes (pound shop ones work fine) into compost - make sure you get mucky hands! Water every couple of days for a few months.

When the green leaves start dying off, you can send your child out to grub around in the soil and collect the potatoes. Store them in the earth and have fresh picked with every meal grin

inmysparetime Sun 25-Sep-11 07:18:04

Peas are easy, get kid to poke entire finger in the ground, drop a pea in the hole, finger back in the hole to push the pea down, then pat the ground. If it looks dry, water it, use twigs or netting to support the plant, and no need to feed the soil, just eat peas off it all summer ( in fact peas feed the soil themselves so leave the roots in the ground.)
Garlic can go in now, just push cloves in the soil until the tops are just below ground level, leave them be, and when the leaves go yellow in late summer pull them up, and each clove will have magically become an entire bulb.

ProfYaffle Sun 25-Sep-11 07:41:57

I wouldn't worry about it too much holidaysoon, just stick 'em in the ground and see what happens! Don't worry about individual feeds either (other than for tomatoes) ideally you need some compost or manure. When I first started off I bought 3 bags of rotted manure for £10 from the garden centre and chucked that all over the veg beds.

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