Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Let's fight that blight!


If you're growing potatoes and tomatoes you'll want to avoid a horrid sounding disease called late blight.

It's cased by the fungus Phytophthora infestans (now that's hard to say!) The fungus normally appears in the UK from July or August and loves to grow in wet, humid conditions.
Read on to find out how to identify it, what to do if you get it and what you can do to try to prevent it.

Not a hint of blight in sight!

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

North Kelvin Meadows-a dear green place for all?


Recently I went along to a fab family fun day themed around fruit and veg in Glasgow.  I did runner bean races, apple and spoon races and danced to fruit and veg themed songs. It was on a wild green space 
called the North Kelvin Meadows in the really cool West End. But the bad news is that it might not be there for much longer as some people want to build houses on it, so loads of other children could miss out on being active and healthy there.



Me enjoying the Children's wood area

Read on to see what small thing you could do to help give loads and loads of other children the chance to have fun in this wild space.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

If you're not fast you're last- in my garden anyway

If you've not yet started growing any seeds in your veg patch this year but would still love to have some yummy home grown goodies on your table this summer, don't worry. It's not too late as you can either buy small veg plants from garden centres or you can save money by growing heaps of different speedy veg from seed. Some are fab for little 'uns like me to do all on my own but others were a bit more fiddly so I let Mummy feel all important and give me a hand.

I find sticking your tongue out helps you be a better gardener!

Let's see the contenders in the race to be the fastest thing growing in my garden this June...