There are over three million people who have started gardening for the first time during the lockdowns and at least 38% of them are growing their own food. Inspired by this growth and the fact that the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation has designated 2021 as The Year of Fruit and Vegetables. Forest Garden have challenged two families as to who can grow the best veg in their gardens with our products.
Jenny Davis and Dr Suzie Jewels are two working mums who live at opposite ends of a small Worcestershire village near Kidderminster. They believe that the challenge will provide some unique benefits to their children, particularly during lockdown. Jenny has two boys and Suzie three girls. In addition to encouraging them to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables, they also hope that involving their children in growing the produce with their mothers will give them added emotional support and an outside interest whilst learning about nature and basic horticulture. Boys v girls will provide a further fresh dimension after lockdown and they will all have the benefit of tasting the fruits of their labour.
With identical Forest Garden Tall Wall Victorian Greenhouses and new Forest planters. Both will use Melcourt peat free growing compost , seeds from Mr Fothergills and seed trays and pots from Webbs.
Follow their journey in the links below.
Building & Painting
Building the Planters
Dogs Love to Garden Too
The size of your radish is everything!
Searching for the Sun
Cucamelons take the garden by storm
Seeds are Sprouting
Challenges Facing Parents
Holiday plant care sabotage!
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