What you’ll need:
- A container
- Tomato plants
- Selection of herbs – we recommend Mint!
- Carrot seeds
- Peat-free compost
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.
First you need to line your container and add crock (broken pottery), to make sure the soil has good drainage.
Using your hands, or a trowel, fill your pot to the top with peat-free compost.
You now need to create a small furrow to plant the seeds in, do this with your hands.
Sow your seeds in the furrow, spacing them evenly, and cover them over with compost.
It’s important to keep the carrot fly away and planting mint, alongside your carrots, can help with this.
Always plant mint in its tub as this will restrict root growth and make sure the mint doesn’t overtake the carrots
Now it’s time to add the rest of your plants...
Most plants thrive with regular watering so water your plants every day and more in warmer weather.
Enjoy watching your veg garden grow and eventually, eating your delicious produce!