Kiwi season is here!
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Kiwi season is here! Kiwis are packed with more vitamin C than oranges, so they will boost your immune system during these cold winter months. Try making your own Kiwi Ice Cream - Peel, Slice, Freeze & Blend!
While kiwi fruit is not native to the UK, you can grow them in this climate as long as you have a sunny sheltered spot. So bring on the sunshine earlier, try creating a fun experiment by growing kiwi from seed and get these little dudes sprouting!
You can start off your kiwi seeds at any time, but ideally, sow them in the winter for spring planting.
- Choose a well-ripened, ideally organic, kiwi fruit. Scoop out the pulp and separate the seeds.
- Sprinkle the seeds on a damp paper towel and cover them with a recycled plastic container which you should then place in a warm spot. The seeds should germinate within two weeks.
- Transfer the sprouted seeds into small pots containing well-drained peat-free compost.
- Keep the seedlings on a warm, sunny windowsill or in a greenhouse for 3-4 months until they are ready to harden off outside in larger pots.