Contains the following baby plants
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.
Delivery Info: Next shipping in May 2021
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.
Contains the following baby plants
When your plants arrive, they will need to be unpacked and watered before they are ready to plant. Follow our three step guide below:
As soon as possible after your plants arrive, carefully unpack them all. Most plants will be carefully laid in labelled punnets. Some may look a little tired after their journey but this is nothing to worry about.
The roots may be dry, so give them all a good drink of water by standing the plants upright and submerging the roots for a few minutes in a container of clean water. We’d recommend doing this punnet by punnet so that you don’t get the plants muddled up.
Once the roots are sufficiently moist, stand the plants up in their punnet – it is sensible to keep the labelled sleeve with the punnet so that you can easily identify the seedlings when you are ready to plant them.
At this point you can either plant them if your garden is ready, or if you need to wait a few days you can add a few handfuls of compost to cover the roots in the punnet and keep them on a windowsill or in a greenhouse. More info on that is here.
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.
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.
Carefully place the plant into the hole, making sure it is standing upright.
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.
When we deliver
We deliver these gardens from late April/early May until July, depending upon the season. It is a little tricky for us to give a specific date as we do not use any artificial heat to raise our plants, so we are a little dependant on the weather.
You can order from…
These gardens are available to be ordered and dispatched right up until late July, as the plants arrive as healthy young plants and will have already been growing for at least 2-3 months before you receive them, giving you a great head start on your vegetable growing!
Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.
We will keep you posted
You will receive an email approximately a week before your order is dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.