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Thursday, 09 April 2020
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This week's blog features growing vegetables at home, and on the farm. Nothing tastes as good as home-grown veg, and most can be grown easily in containers if you have no garden space. There's still time to buy seeds and get started - many supermarkets and superstores sell gardening supplies, or buy online. And when it's raining, find out about large-scale production of peas and potatoes on British farms.

Grow-your-own cards
Step-by-step instructions, a growing calendar and key facts and figures for successfully growing your own vegetables, herbs and edible flowers.

Growing activity sheets 
Advice on lots of practical tasks from digging to weeding, plus how to make paper pots and grow potatoes in tubs.

Budding Gardeners 
The 'Know Your Veg' section of this guide will make your children into crop experts with general information, nutritional values, when and how to grow and cooking tips for 18 popular veg.

Grow around the world
Fancy something different? This pack has instructions for growing and using seven unusual veg and herbs.

Potato farming
While you're planting your own potatoes see how the farmers do it, and learn all about the varieties they grow.

Peas food story
A series of short videos showing how peas are produced commercially, from ploughing to packaging.

For more home education resources, go to the Countryside Classroom Home Education Hub. We will also be posting weekly blogs  highlighting a range of resources on a particular theme. All ressources were originally written for school use, but are equally suitable for education at home, while following government guidelines on social distancing.

Do share what you are doing with us, and other home educators, at #CountrysideClassroom.

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