EASY PEASY PESTO

basil pesto

I love basil.  It’s right up there with rosemary and mint as one of my favorite herbs, so it will come as no surprise that we grow lots of it here on the Tiny Trowels plot.  We grow it in the greenhouse next to the tomatoes and it always does really well.  They are perfect partners growing together and perfect partners on the plate.  Continue reading

TOP 3 CUT FLOWER PLANTS TO GROW WITH KIDS

Dahlia

This year we’ve taken over an entire border to grow flowers for cutting and it’s been a real success. Kids are drawn to the bright colours of flowers and often whilst you’re not looking they will have picked your prized blooms before you have a chance to notice. Continue reading

HOW TO GROW POTATOES WITH KIDS

kids harvesting potatoes

Growing potatoes with kids has to be one of my favourite things to grow. Not only are potatoes really simple they are also great fun to harvest. Like anything that grows underground it’s like buried treasure when it comes to digging it up. You never know how many you are going to find or what funny shapes and sizes they are going to be. Continue reading

THE PERFECT HOUSEPLANTS FOR KIDS

Air plant (Tillandsia)

I first came across air plants as a horticultural student many moons ago. I was fascinated by them, sadly they were not something you could just pick up in your local garden centre. Fast forward nearly 2 decades and the house plant market is booming……. Continue reading

TOP 5 SEEDS TO SOW WITH KIDS

sunflower

Not all seeds are created equal! Some are nice and easy to grow and others are a little more particular about conditions before they even attempt to poke their head above compost. If you are gardening with kids you want successes……… Continue reading

5 WAY TO GET KIDS OUTDOORS THIS WINTER

I’m not a lover of the winter, infact the idea of hibernating from November through to March is entirely acceptable in my book. Having said that ironically I’m outdoors most days and that means I feel the seasons more accutely than most and I certainly feel the cold!…… Continue reading

Autumn Fun

Kings & Queens of the garden!

The Tiny Trowelers became Kings and Queens of the garden this week. We created fabulous crowns decorated with petals & leaves from around the garden. They looked great! I’m not sure Bromsgrove is ready for me to parade down the highstreet in mine just yet, there are definitely some things only kids can get away with!