Chitting potatoes in eggs boxes with kids.

It’s Valentine’s Day and my two eager students have been chitting seed potatoes by setting them in open egg boxes in a warm, dry, light place. I told them that…

How to grow monkey nuts - a great gardening project for kids

Of all the weird and wonderful things to grow, we had the most success with monkey nuts! Children are never going to be able to grow monkey nuts at school…

How to grow monkey nuts - a great gardening project for kids

Try growing fruit pips and veg seeds for a fun experiment, says Katherine Miller Of all the weird and wonderful things to grow, we had the most success with monkey…

Spooky spider pots for Halloween - a great project for children

Have some Halloween fun with these Spooky Spider pots, says Katherine Miller To make these Halloween spider pots, you’ll need four chunky pipe cleaners for the spider’s legs, some eyes…

Great autumn projects for kids - Pumpkins

Growing pumpkins from seed is great project for kids. Big seeds and sturdy seedlings produce fruit in time for Halloween, with very little maintenance along the way… Sowing pumpkins Pumpkin…

Saving seed - a great project for children

Saving seed is a great thing to do at the end of the summer, and we have saved enough seed to give away to friends and family, says Katherine Miller…

Growing sunflowers with children - a great kids project

There’s a lot of chanting in our house: “First the worst, second the best, third the one with the hairy chest…” (I try and come 4th to escape the hairy…

Growing salad - quick crops for children

Growing salad leaves gives the kids a sense of ownership. The seeds can be watered and observed every day from indoors, and they will be pleased to see lots of…

Sowing cress seed with small children

My two-year-old enjoyed finding tiny containers (his toy cars!) in which to grow his cress seeds, and he was delighted to see it sprouting the very next day. Tips on…

Companion planting - a good lesson for children

Companion planting shows how plants can work together to do a good job, demonstrating how valuable teamwork can be. The children planted nasturtiums with runner beans to lure aphids away…