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Vegetable sowing and growing guide

Caring for a school garden has shown to improve a child’s social skills and behaviour. The process of planting and tending a crop will help children develop skills, such as respect and patience. Gardening also encourages teamwork skills as they take part in group work activities and encourages children to take responsibility, by caring for their own crops.

Posted on Wednesday 25th April 2018

It is important to plan your crops around your school’s term dates, then you can ensure that children are in school to harvest the crops during term time.

Top Tip:

Why not start a production for selling your vegetables and plants at the school summer fair? Ideal for school funds!

Here, we have a guide on vegetable sowing and growing for your school:

Vegetable sowing and growing guide

Short-term crops

If planted at the correct time, these can normally be harvested during one school term. They include:

beetroot, carrots, cucumber, french beans, lettuce, marrows and pumpkins, peas, radish, spinach and turnips.

Medium-term crops

If planted at the correct time, these can normally be sown in one term and then harvested during the next. They include:

broad beans, cabbage, onions, peas, sweetcorn and tomatoes.

Long-term crops

These can be sown in one term and then harvested in the next term or the following. They include:

broccoli, Brussels sprouts, leeks, parsnips and potatoes.

Vegetable sowing and growing guide

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