School Spring Garden
schoolchildren growing vegbox and wormcastBox in barrow

Summer Term Veg Garden

£49.00

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Comes with a complete growing guide, lesson plans and a garden layout
This garden is designed to be easily planted and harvested within the summer term time. It’s a carefully crafted garden that contains vegetable plants that children will really enjoy growing and harvesting (and eating!) Instructions on planting and growing will be included with the garden along with a free 10L sack of our worm cast fertiliser (normally £14.99) to really make sure that your plants have the best possible start!

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Space required: 12-15m2

Can be grown in: Pots and containers, raised beds or vegetable patches, grow bags.

How it works: Once you’ve ordered we’ll send your plants to you in a single delivery. We normally dispatch school gardens in the second week of May. You will be sent a link to download lesson plans for the whole summer term, as well as other learning resources. The lesson plans start from week one of the summer term with some classroom learning about plants as well as practical sessions on preparing the garden.

Please note that the contents of this garden may vary slightly depending upon the season.

Get your garden ready to plant...

When your garden arrives, your plants will need to be unpacked and watered before they are ready to plant. Follow our three step guide below:


1. Unpack your plants

Your baby plants will arrive carefully packed in straw. They may look a little tired from their travels. This is quite normal but, as soon as possible, carefully unpack them all.

2. Identify each plant

Each type of plant will have an identification label to help you spot which they are. Lay them out into their respective plant types (e.g. lettuce, cauliflower, peas).

3. Give them a drink

The roots may be dry, so give them all a good drink of water by standing the plants upright, being especially careful with the ones that aren’t in bio pots, and submerging the roots for a few minutes in a container of clean water.

3 steps to success...

When you’re ready to plant your Rocket Garden there’s a very simple 3 step process to planting them; whether you’re planting in pots, containers, grow bags, raised beds or straight into the ground.


dig a hole

1. Dig a hole

Using a trowel or a dibber (basically a pointed stick) make a hole big enough in the soil to fit the roots of your baby plant and ideally sprinkle in a handful of wormcast fertiliser. This will give your plants a great start in their new home and help to feed them throughout the growing season.

planting

2. Pop the plant in

Carefully place the plant into the hole, making sure it is standing upright.

cover with soil

3. Fill the hole with soil

Cover up the roots of the plant using some of the soil you took out to make the hole, allowing the leaves or green shoots of the plant to remain out in the open. Then firm the soil around the base of the plant with your hands.