This morning John arrived at school with his team of gardeners and…. a boat! They got to work preparing the ground at the front of the school for the boat to sit in. It wasn’t long before the inquisitive Primary 1 children arrived to find out what was happening. John explained how the boat was being filled with a layer of seaweed, upside down turf and soil to create the perfect bed for planting. The boys and girls were very interested to hear about the important job that the worms do to make the soil good and have decided to make a wormery in the classroom. We are all so grateful to John and our gardening friends for their continued support and especially to Kate who donated the wonderful garden boat! Thank you!
The club had their last meeting for this session. They were able to crop some of their vegetables and make salad sandwiches. The rest of their plants will grow over the summer and hopefully produce more vegetables in the autumn. Salad Sandwiches on PhotoPeach
A member of staff from Merry Hatton came to help the gardening club plant up the new raised bed. We planted carrots, peas and some edible flowers. We also started some salad seeds in the new propagator.Gardening Club on PhotoPeach
The gardening club met today to begin a Spring tidy up. They were delighted to find a new raised bed ready to be planted. This was thanks to Olivia who won a garden competition. The staff from Merryhatton Garden Centre will be coming next week to the gardening club to give us some advice on planting vegetables. Garden Club on PhotoPeach
The Gardening Club had their final meeting for this session on Monday. They picked the salad vegetables and made some sandwiches.Salad on PhotoPeach
The seeds that we planted a few weeks ago have started to grow. We fed and watered all the plants this week. We also planted some sunflower seeds to take home. We are having a summer competition to see which gardening club member can grow the tallest sunflower.Gardening Club on PhotoPeach