This activity will take two 30 minute sessions to carry out. Preparation is required for both stages.
For 1st session (steps 1-4)
Identify an area or space where you can grow your soup bed. It can be 1x1 metres or bigger. If you don’t have any growing space, you can plant vegetables and herbs in pots or large containers instead.
Collect soup recipes from magazines, cook books or online.
Extend the session buy using our Fruit & vegetables for health lesson plan
For 2nd session (steps 5-6)
Prepare a rota for watering and weeding of the soup bed over the summer holidays.
Buy vegetable and herb seeds you wish to grow.
Selection of soup recipes to choose from
Grid paper (for planning)
Vegetable and herb seed packets
Seed catalogues (these can be used instead of seed packets)
"Planning a soup bed" resource