How to make a mini vegetable garden with kids

How to make a mini vegetable garden with kids

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How to make a mini vegetable garden with kids

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Whatever space you have, there’s always room for the kids to grow some yummy veg. It’s possible to make a small veg garden in a trough or a pot, you really don’t need much space all. It’s simple to get started with a few bits of essential kit. Add in a bit of tender care plus plenty of water and you’ll all be tucking into home grown good-stuff in no time.

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  • Step 1. 1.

    First you need to line your container and add crock (broken pottery), to make sure the soil has good drainage
  • Step 2. 2.

    Using your hands, or a trowel, fill your pot to the top with peat-free compost
  • Step 3. 3.

    You now need to create a small furrow to plant the seeds in, do this with your hands.
  • Step 4. 4.

    Sow your seeds in the furrow, spacing them evenly, and cover them over with compost.
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    It’s important to keep the carrot fly away and planting mint, alongside your carrots, can help with this.
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    Always plant mint in its tub as this will restrict root growth and make sure the mint doesn’t overtake the carrots
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    Now it’s time to add the rest of your plants
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    Most plants thrive with regular watering so water your plants every day and more in warmer weather
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    Enjoy watching your veg garden grow and eventually, eating your delicious produce.
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