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Top seeds to grow with children

Potatoes - Potatoes are a great option; you can use growing them as a way of teaching your children where their food comes from, the process from field to plate. Read more:

Gardens: culinary herbs – but not the usual suspects

An article on some of the lesser known herbs, such as summer savoury, stevia and sweet cicely - tips on growing and eating them

Theory behind earthing up potatoes: (By Tim Keates - edited) The more soil you have above the seed potato the bigger the crop. Some market gardeners earth up twice in the growing year. Some people use grass clippings, others shredded paper, or cardboard. The idea is to exclude light so your tatties are not exposed to daylight and turn green. The earth (or other material) holds in moisture and the plant grows unchecked by hot weather. The more water, the bigger the crop.

Grow mustard as a cover crop and mulch.“The advantage of sowing mustard are that it disinfects and regenerates the soil, it stimulates the life of the soil and curbs nematodes, especially potato root eelworm..."