Back to the Garden: Growing fruit & veg in lockdown

Collaborative Post¦ You may have seen a couple of months ago that I’ve been working on a campaign called Back to the Garden with Sudocrem during lockdown. Of course, many children have been out of school for weeks and that continues to be the case for many (including my daughter, Autumn). Back to the Garden encourages children to get out there (or stay indoors) planting seeds and growing various vegetables and plants. Not only is it a brilliant way to occupy them, it is educational. Both myself and Sudocrem previously ran competitions where you could be in with the chance to win a gardening kit. Unfortunately, these are now both closed. However, there are still lots of great ideas and a colouring print out over at Sudocrem’s website:

During a whirlwind of weeks where I was sewing PPE, feeling unwell and putting my house on the market, we received our own Back to the Garden gardening kit in the post! When I opened it, Autumn was very excited. She couldn’t wait to get using her new gardening tools and planting her pansies and carrots!

Sudocrem Back to the Garden - planting herb and vegetable seeds

Our Projects

We actually already have a few projects in the garden we have been working on over the last few weeks. By the time autumn comes round, hopefully we’ll have enjoyed homegrown raspberries, strawberries, figs, rhubarb and potatoes. We have also just used our kit to plant some carrots.  Today, I also found some herb seeds I had laying around. So now we’re looking forward to trying our own carrots and herbs too!

Raspberries growing in garden

Fruit and vegetables growing on patio in garden


As I previously mentioned, it’s well worth taking a look at the Sudocrem website for activities. These have been recommended by professional gardeners around the country to inspire you. We particularly like the idea of trying out the ‘Shelf Life’ project, where you grow seeds from the food you eat and grow it in corresponding packaging. If you try any of the projects from the website, I’d love to hear how it goes! The great thing is, many of them are suitable to do indoors if you don’t have a garden!

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post for which I have received compensation, including the aforementioned gardening kit.



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