Anyone can grow their own food, even on a small scale. All you need is just one pot, some compost (preferably peat free and organic) and some seeds. We've suggested some plants below that are simple to grow, delicious to eat, and will grow happily and healthily in your pot. Browse through the cards, pick your favourite from the list and see how you go. If you cannot find a growing card for a vegetable, herb or fruit you wish to grow, you may be able to find it amongst out wider educational resources here.
Below is a varied collection of activity sheets which may help with your growing. Throughout this grow your own initiative, Garden Organic will be helping schools to kick-start their growing using these hands-on activities as support - so keep an eye on our website and social media pages to see what's happening and to get inspiration for other schools getting involved. You can also download and print from the list below to refer to later.
- Growing Potatoes in Containers
- Herb Pots
- Holiday Care of the School Garden
- Making a Cloche
- Making a Windowsill Light Reflector
- Making a Paper Pot
- Organising a Gardening Day
- Seed Sprouts
- Sowing Seed
- Starting a School Gardening Club