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      Color-in, discover and learn about the fruit and veg you eat – how they grow and when they’re ready for harvest. From peas to pumpkins and sprouts to strawberries, you can color all the hand-drawn produce – and put your favorite choices on the beautiful plate that’s ready for your own fruit and vegetable drawings!

       

      Spring

      Springtime brings chilly mornings and glorious sunshine. The fruits and vegetables popping up in this season are artichokes, asparagus, lettuce and rhubarb. 
       
      Fun fact: the redder the rhubarb stalk, the sweeter the taste!

      Wildlife you see in Spring include deer, rabbits and bumblebees! 

       

       

      Summer

      In the summer, the hot weather brings out sweetcorn, zucchinis with bright flowers, green beans, tomatoes and strawberries.
       
      Fun fact: did you know that you can eat zucchini flowers!

       

      Summer is when the insects come out - there'll be lots of butterflies and ladybugs!

       

       

      Fall

      As the weather begins to cool, pumpkins and squash, carrots, cauliflowers, chilies and blackberries begin to grow.
        
      Fun fact: did you know that there are 4000 types of chilies in the world!
       
      With lots of gathering food ready for winter, you'll find squirrels and hedgehogs in Fall!

       

       

       

      Winter

      In the Winter, you'll find lots more root vegetables! Plenty of leeks, cabbage, brussel sprouts (you either love them or hate them!) and potatoes.
        
      Fun fact: did you know potatoes were the first vegetable grown in space!
       
      You'll always see a friendly Robin in the Winter!
       
       
       
       

      Time to put your fruit, vegetable and wildlife knowledge to the test! 

      1. 
      Where can you find blackberries for picking?
      a) in bushes, hedgerows or woods
      b) high up in trees
      c) in the middle of the city
       
      2. 
      Can you name the berry that grows in the Summer? 
      a) blackberries
      b) gooseberries
      c) sloe berries
       
      3.
      Can you name 3 more fruits or vegetables that grow in Spring?
      a) cucumber, apples and onions
      b) broccoli, beetroot and raspberries 
      c) kale, pears and beans
       
      4.
      What vitamins can be found in leeks? 
      a) vitamins A, K and B
      b) vitamins B, C and E
      c) vitamins A, C and K
       
      5.
      Where were potatoes first grown?
      a) Portugal
      b) South America
      c) Ireland 
       
      6.
      How many types of ladybugs are there in the US? 
      a) 150
      b) 136
      c) 105
       
      7.
      What is the hottest chili in the world?
      a) naga viper
      b) the carolina reaper
      c) ghost pepper
       
      8.
      What is a baby deer called?
      a) calf
      b) foal
      c) fawn
       
      9.
      What is the world record for the largest pumpkin? 
      a) 1,226kg
      b) 2,068kg
      c) 1,153kg
       
      10.
      What is the study of gardening called?
      a) olericulture
      b) pomology 
      c) horticulture 

       

       

       

       

      A good guide of what fruit and veg grows in what season and when they're ready to eat can be found here- https://www.seasonalfoodguide.org/.

       

       

       

      Quiz Answers

      1-A, 2-B, 3-A, 4-C, 5-B, 6-A, 7-B, 8-C, 9-A, 10-C