Prepare to Dig In
The Dig In tour hits Derby this weekend with all you need to know about growing your own grub...
The BBC's campaign to encourage people to get planting and grow their own veg is rolling into Derby next week as the Dig In ice cream van ("Stop Me and Grow One") continues its five-month, nationwide tour.
Whether you have a garden, an allotment, a window box or simply a yoghurt pot, the BBC Dig In campaign is urging you to get digging wherever you can offering a free seed starter pack to get you started (available from the Dig In Van) and a sprinkling of advice and information through a dedicated website and support on BBC Two's Gardeners' World, CBeebies and The Green Balloon Club.
Look out for the Dig In roadshow
The BBC Dig In Ice cream van will be pitching up at the Market Place, Derby (right under the Big Screen), on 19th and 20th June to dispense free seed starter packs and a whole host of gardening activities for the whole family.
New growers can come and try their hands at potting seeds, make their own pots to take home, learn the actions to the CBeebies 'Dig In' Song and pick up a wheelbarrow full of advice from vegetable veterans.
The seed starter packs will contain five varieties of plant suitable for a range of growing locations, soils and climates including Gardener’s Delight tomatoes, Lolla Rossa or Red Salad Bowl lettuce, Boltardy beetroot, Harrier or Hunter butternut squash and Early Nantes carrots.
Listen out for coverage of Dig In in Derby on Saturday morning between 9am and 12 noon on BBC Radio Derby
last updated: 17/06/2009 at 14:53