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The asparagus season in Britain is very short – about a month – but freshly picked, with a little butter and black pepper, it tastes divine.Would you rather have a tasteless strawberry in February, forced on in a poly tunnel in Spain, or one smelling of summer, bursting with natural sugars, from a field near your home in July?Why not plant one each of a small apple, pear and plum tree?
So enthuse them about recycling and get them to help you with the task of collecting and sorting all the household recyclable waste each week.
Alternatively, you can get your kids to help you look for ready-made compost bins on gardening websites such as The Organic Gardening Catalogue (
Then do a little research on how to make the best compost, which you can use to give some pretty roses a boost and make your vegetables bigger.
One of the most exciting things about being a parent is teaching your child new skills, values and talents.
So why not invest quality time teaching them how to keep their planet clean, green and beautiful – for all our futures?
There are great tips at Garden Organic ( uk), which you and your children can read up on together before you start.