I am a teacher at a Montessori school in London. It is quite a small school with four classes of about 20 children in each. We have a lovely garden with an area at the back with four 1x2 metre raised beds and a greenhouse (with a concrete floor) I am wondering how we can begin to plant a kitchen garden as it would be so lovely for the children to work on but really don’t know where to begin! It would be nice to keep it relatively simple but have a plan that will cover us with things to harvest for the whole year. Last year we grew cucumbers in pots in the greenhouse and sweetcorn in the raised beds. The tomatoes we planted around Easter time grew fantastically well in the greenhouse but unfortunately were not ready to harvest before the summer holidays started in late June. we come back at the beginning of September so really miss a big chunk of sunny vegetabl picking days! We are able to keep things watered outside but pots in the green house have proven problematic when it’s hot.
I wonder if there is anything that we can start to grow from seed now or if it’s best to wait until spring. Also, what are the best fruits and vegetables to grow from seed in a school kitchen garden? We have a lovely school cook is keen to get involved. Any ideas would really be hugely appreciated!
All The Best!
Last edited: 19 January 2018 12:09:45