Martin discussed with the children due to the unusually cold Spring that all the plants were running nearly a month behind schedule. This was why our carrots were quite small this year.
Martin also talked about the various mini-beasts that we found in our garden, some good and some not so good. One such mini-beast that isn't welcome is the Leather Jacket as these are very harmful to our crops. We compared these to a beaver as they eat the bottom of the stalk felling the plants.
We were very lucky with the weather at the children had a great morning learning all about planting and caring for vegetables.