Getting Kids in the Garden

ellie.white
Published on July 26th 2018
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The weather is hot, and the sun has been shining for weeks with very little rain. As the summer holidays approach, we parents try to think of ways that we can keep the children entertained and busy.
Here are a few quick ideas that you can try out:
Plant out Vegetables
There is still plenty of time to plant out certain vegetables and herbs, that can be ready by autumn.
Things like;
  • Radishes
  • Basil
  • Beetroots
  • Fast-maturing carrots (Nantes Frubund, Adelaide)
  • Fast-growing herbs (Coriander, Dill, Parsley)
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Radish 'Cherry Belle'

Raphanus raphanistrum ssp. sativus 'Cherry Belle'

Sweet Basil

Ocimum basilicum

Beetroot

Beta vulgaris

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Carrot 'Nantes'

Daucus carota ssp. sativus 'Nantes'

A close up of a green Coriandrum sativum plant

Coriander

Coriandrum sativum

A close up of some yellow Anethum graveolens flowers

Dill

Anethum graveolens

Italian Parsley

Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum

And many, many more!
Collect seeds from dried flower heads
Some plants will have finished flowering this time of year and have dried flowers heads that you can collect seeds from and save for next year.
  • Cowslip
  • Alyssum
  • Nasturtiums
  • Aquilegia
  • Scabious

Cowslip

Primula veris

Sweet Alyssum

Lobularia maritima

A close up of a green Tropaeolum majus plant with a red flower

Nasturtium

Tropaeolum majus

Columbine

Aquilegia formosa

Scabious

Scabiosa columbaria

Collect Dandelion heads
If your lawn is full of unwanted dandelions, why not make it into a game for the kids to play. See who can collect the most, or give them something as a reward when they collect a certain amount.
You don't have to put these to waste as there are plenty of things you can do with dandelion heads which can be another great activity to do with your kids!

Dandelion

Taraxacum officinale

Have fun and be careful in the heat!

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