If you want to help your children ‘get growing’ the latest book from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) – ‘How Does My Garden Grow?” will certainly provide the inspiration. With exciting projects from creating colourful plant labels to making a veg man and baking herby cheese muffins, there is something for everyone, explained and illustrated in clear and easy to follow steps.
In this highly colourful and practical book published in association with the experts at the RHS, ‘How Does My Garden Grow?’ features lots of ideas to get children involved in growing plants and helping them understand how food is made. It also helps them be creative with the plants, flowers, fruit and vegetables they have grown.
The book takes a practical approach to children’s gardening encouraging them to get involved and importantly, the projects in the book are also suitable for those without gardens – in fact everything in the book can be grown in a box, pot or bag or the smallest patio window. The fact that the projects don’t demand a lot of outside space it one of the strengths of this book and so it’s easy to get youngsters, of whatever age, to start with manageable projects to achieve success.
Each project is supported by clear step-by-step instructions and photography, showing you what to plant and how to plant it as well as how to keep plants happy as they grow and how to harvest when ready. At-a-glance tip boxes and growing advice give confidence to tackle any project and the fact boxes provide nuggets of science that will make children look at plants in a whole new light.
Topics such as ‘What is a plant?,’ and the ‘Grow It’ and ‘Cook It’ sections offer stimulating ideas and colourful easy diagrams to get children interested.
Published by Dorling Kindersley, ‘RHS How Does My Garden Grow?’ is published on 1st April 2011, priced at £9.99.