A QUICK Gardening Guide
A QUICK Gardening Guide Great For Mental Health - Learn Something New and Enjoy Fresh Food or Beautiful Flowers
There are many studies that suggest that gardening is very good for mental health.
YOU DO NOT NEED A GARDEN - A PATIO, DOORSTEP, HANGING BASKET OR WINDOWSILL WILL DO!!
You can use ANY container (as long as you put holes in it) for a pot or seed tray. - Be inventive for example yogurt pot - loo roll cardboard
You can use soil from the garden if you do not have seed compost - Add some Sand if it is more clay like - REMEMBER seeds do not need soil rich in nutrients the building blocks for life are all in the seed they just require water and the correct temperature.
Search through those draws and sheds you may have some seeds laying around - do not worry about best before/ use by dates you will be surprised how many seeds will still germinate.
LABEL LABEL LABEL - So frustrating when you lose track of what you have planted!
I have found that many online suppliers are still sending seeds out but if you are struggling let me know and I will send you some links.
Courgettes, pumpkins, kale, sunflowers, runner bean, carrots, lettuce are all relatively easy to grow - Hint do not sow too many courgette plants! You might struggle to give them away!!
Why not have a competition - Tallest Sunflower - Largest Pumpkin
HOW TO SOW SEEDS INDOORS - https://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/how-to-sow-seeds-indoors-video/
Monty Don shares a wealth of tips in this step-by-step guide to sowing seed indoors. Learn about the best compost mix for seedlings, how to cover freshly planted seeds and discover an ingenious method for boosting light levels during the early stages of growth.
HOW TO SOW SEEDS OUTDOORS - https://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/how-to-sow-seeds-outdoors/
SOWING LARGE SEEDS - https://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/sowing-large-seeds/
SOWING SMALL SEEDS - https://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/sowing-small-seeds/
Below are links of what is best to sow for a vegetable garden at this time of year;
Some crops, such as chillies and tomatoes, need to be sown early in the year in order to give them the long growing season that they need.Others, such as fast-growing beetroot and salads can be started off early so that you can enjoy them in late spring and early summer – keep sowing them to extend the harvest.. Tender crops like aubergines need to be sown under glass, either in a greenhouse ...
LAST BIT - A poster of general mistakes that people make
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Year 11 Student Manager - Mr S. Alldread