Are you a keen gardener or someone that wants to get started? Join us this year with a carrot growing challenge.
We have 30 packets of seeds to send out and all you need to do is send us photos of the different stages of it growing from planting to harvest. Here is some great advice from Thomas & Morgan if you need it on how to grow your carrots.
Growing vegetables is fun for the whole family, my boys love buying packets of seeds from the shops, working out when, where and how deep to plant them. My husband has always been into gardening and now our boys are old enough it is obvious how much he loves teaching them all about growing vegetables as well as all the creepy crawlies in the garden.
If your children are similar to mine when it come to eating vegetables, growing them together can be a great way to encourage them to try new things. Green beans on their plates receive a groaning noise but eaten raw from the plant- at least 5 get devoured each time!
There is peace of mind for you as well- you know you are feeding the family fresh and organic that doesn't cost too much. It may involve a bit of effort but the rewards at harvest will be well worth it.
We have now planted our seeds so you just need to do the same (when you receive them). Now we all keep our fingers crossed for April showers so that we don't have to do the watering of them each day.
Thank you for joining in, reading this and we look forward to Judging the carrot crop at the end to send out a prize.