Take this opportunity to come and visit Kew's Kitchen Garden, growing all the vegetables that Peter Rabbit would have loved. This Easter we'll be growing broad beans, asparagus, rhubarb, garlic and lettuce.
The Kitchen Garden was originally created to feed King George III and his family when they lived in Kew Palace back in the 18th century. Once it was no longer needed as a kitchen garden it was given over to growing herbaceous plants such as geraniums and salvias.
The Kitchen Garden was recreated in 2015 for the BBC series 'Kew on a Plate' and is now used by Kew staff to grow fruit and vegetables. Helena Dove (pictured below) and Olivia Vassilaki will be working there during the Easter festival.
Lettuce is quick and simple to grow. Seeds can be sown straight into the soil, but they also grow well in pots and in windowboxes. Lettuce is crisper and sweeter when eaten fresh.
How to grow lettuces yourself
Discover more vegetables to grow yourself in The Kew Gardens Children's Cookbook Plant, Cook, Eat
THE WORLD OF BEATRIX POTTER PETER RABBIT™ BEATRIX POTTER™ © Frederick Warne & Co., 2018
A beautiful children's cookbook containing step-by-step guides showing how easy it is to grow vegetables in your own garden or window box.
A pack containing three ceramic pots on a matching tray, with everything to help you grow basil, parsley and chives. Enough to grow three good-sized herb plants.
The plants and places that inspired the classic children's tales. Marta McDowell explores Beatrix Potter's passion for plants and her garden in the Lake District.