- Find out what seasons are best to grow a selection of six fruits and vegetables. Find out what it is about those seasons that make them the right time to grow your fruit and vegetables.
- Learn what tools you need to garden (a minimum of three) and show that you know how to use them safely.
- Help to look after and grow at least one item in a garden or allotment for two months. Alternatively, grow at least two different fruits, vegetables or herbs for two months indoors or in plant pots.
- Design plant labels for the plants you are looking after or growing.
- Understand what mini beasts are and why they are good for our gardens and outdoor spaces. Visit a bug hotel and record what you find living there.
For number 2, you can learn how to use small tools like a trowel or a hand fork. If you want to find out more, you can learn about bigger tools used by adults.
If you don’t have a garden or allotment you can use, you can grow herbs indoors, using a window box or you could see if there’s a scheme in your local community Your school might have a garden you can help with, or your meeting place might have a space you can use.
Examples of fruit and veg to grow:
- herbs such as basil or mint
- vegetables such as lettuce or runner beans
- fruits such as tomatoes or strawberries
The Royal Horticultural Society runs a campaign to turn grey spaces into living, planted places. You and your Cub Pack could promise to turn a grey space around. Find out more here.