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We are now at the peak time for planning the vegetable garden for the growing season ahead.  With all those seed catalogues to sift through the options can seem endless. 

If you use a crop rotation system you may also be thinking about which crops to grow where for the best results.  If you are new to crop rotation take a look at our simple and free Essential Guide to Crop Rotation.  Crop rotation not only avoids the build up of pests and diseases in the soil, it can also improve soil structure and fertility.

If you are planning the school or nursery garden, it is important to think about crops which can be harvested during term time, and likewise if you are going away for a summer holiday.  To make our planning easier we use this very clever Vegetable Planning Chart and the Vegetable Growing Guide.

Vegetable Planning Chart The Vegetable Growing Guide

The bar charts on the Vegetable Planning Chart provide a visual guide for timing the sowing and planting, growing and harvesting of a large range of vegetable crops. 

The chart also includes suggestions for simple garden layout, planning and ground preparation and successful crop rotation for three years, along with tips for successful organic gardening and soil fertility.

The beautiful full colour Vegetable Growing Guide provides vital information in an easy and quick reference format for use by organic gardeners throughout the year.  There is information on how and when to sow, plant, space, feed, harvest and store 50 different vegetable crops.

Both charts are designed to be displayed on the wall for easy and quick reference.

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March is here and we are in celebratory mood, with spring just around the corner.  Our competitions this month have a spring time feel too, and we hope you have lots of fun entering. 

As usual we have a Family Competition and a School CompetitionThere are some great prizes up for grabs – all perfect for gardening in the spring.  Here is how to enter…

Schools

March is special because on 21st of the month it is the first day of spring!  Can you describe 4 signs of spring that you might be able to spot at this time of year?

The winning school will receive 3 fabulous Spring Garden in a Box Groboxes plus one of our beautiful and informative Vegetable Planning Charts and a Gardener’s Apprentice Digging Spade.  Specially designed for kids the lightweight spade is beautifully crafted in solid wood and stainless steel.  The closing date is 31st March 2010, so send your entry today.

Email your entry to competitions@gardeningwithchildren.co.uk  by 31st March 2010. 

Or if you prefer, complete the entry form available here and send it by post to:

School Competition, Gardening With Children, Unit 1, Bee Mill, Ribchester, Preston. PR3 3XJ

Families

The 21st March is the first day of spring.  This date is also known as the spring equinox but what does it mean?
If you know you could win a Spring Garden in a Box Grobox  plus a Kids Garden Toolkit.  Including a spade, long handled brush, hand trowel, hand fork and gloves, the toolkit has everything to get a young gardener off to a great start in spring!  The closing date is on 31st March 2010 so enter today!

Email your entry to competitions@gardeningwithchildren by  31st March 2010

Or if you prefer, fill out the form available here and send it by post to:

Family Competition, Gardening With Children, Unit 1, Bee Mill, Ribchester, Preston. PR3 3XJ

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