Besides growing vegetables consider growing fruit, herbs, flowers and if space allows some shrubs or trees. Also consider the introduction of wildlife habitats and feeding stations.
Herbs, flowers, shrubs and trees will encourage a diversity of wildlife which will help control vegetable pests and ensure successful pollination.
Choice of what to grow will depend on several things:
- How much space do you have available?
- What age of children are you working with?
- How much time do you have to devote to the vegetable patch?
- Have you anyone who will take care of your plot during school holidays – especially during August?
Fruit and vegetable growth does not necessarily fit in to the schools year. Some crops that have a long growing season will need to be planted during one school year and harvested during the next. If this isn't desirable then you will need to omit growing crops that require a long season.
The pages that I am working on are intended to give you a starting point and help you make appropriate choices.
So far I have completed the advice on choosing vegetables other pages will be produced later. For vegetable advice click here