By Collins, ChrisBy Leendertz, Lia
Grow Your Own for Kids! shows budding gardeners how to grow the tastiest and best fruit and vegetables alongside some of their favorite owers. As the desire for outside living, fresh food and healthy activity continues to build, this inspiring book can be enjoyed by children alon...gside parents, grandparents and friends of all ages. Thirty easy-to-follow step-by-step projects show how to sow and grow key vegetables including tomatoes, eggplants and pumpkins, child-friendly fruits such as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, and other plants such as sun owers. Kids will also learn how to keep their plants healthy, how to encourage birds and insects into the garden, and how to make a scarecrow. In addition to providing invaluable advice so kids can grow their own fruit and vegetables, there is fun scientific information as well as simple recipes for using the produce they grow.Read more
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Edinburgh-trained Chris Collins has been the Blue Peter gardener since 2004. He has fronted and run the RHS Campaign for School Gardening that gives over 1 million UK kids access to school gardens. For adults, Chris presented the six-part series The Plantsman on BBC2 in 2003 and has just finished a new series of Garden Invaders for BBC1. He has just finished a series on Secret Gardens for ITV1's This Morning. The Royal Horticultural Society is at the forefront of a gardening revolution in which received wisdom is questioned and updated. This great gardening book for kids is the combined effort of the UK's biggest gardening charity and 40 years of Blue Peter gardening.
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