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Quick veg I can plant now with the kids?

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sexymuthafunker Sun 23-Apr-17 09:56:28

That's it really. Something easy to grow that they can eat? Ideas please....

SleepFreeZone Sun 23-Apr-17 09:57:38

Tomato plants, strawberry plants. Both very easy and tasty.

NotWithoutMyMerkin Sun 23-Apr-17 10:08:13

Radish, lettuce, spring onion

RedBugMug Sun 23-Apr-17 10:13:20

yes to tomatos and strawberries.
if you have space (= 2 meters square) you can try a pumpkin. or courgettes.

LadyMonicaBaddingham Sun 23-Apr-17 10:51:48

Salad leaves, there are plenty of cut-and-come-again varieties that grow quickly. My DC love popping up the garden to pick some salad to go with supper.

sexymuthafunker Mon 24-Apr-17 07:38:09

Thanks for the ideas! Bought some strawberries, tomatoes, salad & potatoes 👍🏼

arbrighton Mon 24-Apr-17 21:28:16

carrot, radish, pea, salad leaves.

I run a primary school gardening club and they've always enjoyed doing peas and carrots in the past (and picking, washing/ podding and eating raw) . We've branched out onto radish and salad this year.

They find anything smaller than a radish seed quite hard to handle though (which includes carrot and salad) so you tend to have to thin quite a lot if they sow them.

If you have space, runner beans are good, and you can start them off in a jam jar with kitchen roll, so see the roots and shoots forming.

They sensibly decided against tomatoes as there would be noone to water them in the holidays

Polyanthus Tue 25-Apr-17 12:40:41

Pea shoots are brilliant - really quick as you are effectively eating the seedlings! Just use ordinary pea seeds (mangetout are particularly good) which are really easy for children to handle. I tend to plant salad leavesin a window box or a plastic washing up bowl (with drainage holes made in the bottom). The seeds will start sprouting in less than a week and you can start cropping them once they are a couple of inches high. Just snip them back to a pair of leaves and they will resprout - it's a great cut and come again crop. My kids prefer them to lettuce as they taste of peas and as well as eating them raw you can also sling them in stir fries etc at the last moment to just wilt down a little.

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