Dobbies garden centre in Royston is hosting free gardening workshops for children and adults in the New Year.

A Little Seedlings workshop for children aged four to 10 will take place at the store on Sunday, January 7.

Children will learn how to propagate plants and grow them using the hydroponic technique - feeding them with mineral nutrient salts dissolved in water.

Experts will showcase some of the plants best suited to the hydroponic method, including strawberries, tomatoes and lettuce.

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On Saturday, January 6, adults can attend a Grow How session to learn how to grow their own microgreens, including basil, coriander and arugula.


Microgreens can be grown all year round in almost any container, and the session will also teach seasoned gardeners and novices alike about the tools required for a thriving indoor garden.

More information about the event is available on Dobbies' website.

Dobbies' senior houseplant buyer Claire Bishop said: "Microgreens are not only a tasty addition to the kitchen but a great way to get the whole family involved in an activity.

"There are plenty microgreens to try growing at home and they are very easy to care for."