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Anyone has a good guide on the best veggies to grow with kids?

edited October 2021 in Fruit & veg
Hi,

I am trying to gather some useful resources and information on the best veggies to grow with kids and wanted some tips.

I wondered if anyone has any ideas on which veggies are most suitable for kids to grow themselves?

Cheers,
Evie
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  • LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 3,925
    There's loads on the RHS site if you dig a bit (pun intended)
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/education-learning/gardening-children-schools
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,647
    I'm not really sure whether this is spam/advertising or a genuine enquiry with links to genuine information (hovering the mouse over the links doesn't tell me where they're going to go).
    In case it is genuine I will suggest 1. fast-growing things like radishes or baby salad leaves, and 2. things that the children can pick and eat without cooking, like cherry tomatoes and peas. It's not the right time to start any of those here in the UK though.
  • LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 3,925
    My guess was that it's probably clumsy advertising. However Twinkl is a known resource that lots of teachers use, so I thought there was no harm in the benefit of the doubt!
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • JennyJ said:
    I'm not really sure whether this is spam/advertising or a genuine enquiry with links to genuine information (hovering the mouse over the links doesn't tell me where they're going to go).
    In case it is genuine I will suggest 1. fast-growing things like radishes or baby salad leaves, and 2. things that the children can pick and eat without cooking, like cherry tomatoes and peas. It's not the right time to start any of those here in the UK though.
    Thank you! I am genuinly looking for some tips and ideas to add to my guide. It is a resource guide about kids gardening. It is a useful resource that I am trying to improve with some peer to peer advice. 
  • LG_ said:
    My guess was that it's probably clumsy advertising. However Twinkl is a known resource that lots of teachers use, so I thought there was no harm in the benefit of the doubt!
    Thank you. I am just looking to imporve my guide with some gardening tips poeple who like to do gardening. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,527
    It all depends on the timescale available ... quick growing salad leaves and things like radishes and baby carrots and beets are great to get a result in just a few weeks.  If the children are a bit older and have more 'staying power' there's tomatoes, courgettes, pattypan squashes and the lovely Honey Bear and Uchiki kuri squashes which you grow in the summer to harvest in the autumn and cook and eat in the winter. 
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  • It all depends on the timescale available ... quick growing salad leaves and things like radishes and baby carrots and beets are great to get a result in just a few weeks.  If the children are a bit older and have more 'staying power' there's tomatoes, courgettes, pattypan squashes and the lovely Honey Bear and Uchiki kuri squashes which you grow in the summer to harvest in the autumn and cook and eat in the winter. 
    Thank you! That sounds like a good starting point! I will get those added to my guide. :) 
  • RedwingRedwing SussexPosts: 1,242
    Choose ones they like to eat!  When my children were small they always liked helping themselves to cherry tomatoes.  Sweet corn was always a popular one but they never enjoyed helping with the courgettes.
    Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 7,914
    Redwing, thats exactly what I was going to say. I would add peas, because they can be eaten raw, strawberries. I did spaghetti squash one year.
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,907
    My boys are much more into planting flowers, herbs, and fruit.  The only veggies they take any interest in are the cucumbers.  
    Utah, USA.
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