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Gardening Club

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Children at the Grange have the opportunity to join the Gardening Club in Year 2. 
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The Grange Gardening Club meets on Wednesday lunchtimes in Poppy Class.  The Club is run by Mrs Selwyn, Mrs Farrell and Mrs Dixon and we try to garden as much as possible throughout the year.  In the winter months there are leaves to clear and ground to prepare for spring, but if the weather gets too bad we still have activities indoors such as taking spider plant cuttings, growing grass heads, growing hyacinth bulbs and herbs.
 
Autumn Term 2016
We cleared the raised beds in the garden and dug fresh compost into them.  
We planted broad beans, onions and garlic to grow over the winter and the children also planted up troughs and borders around the school with bulbs and each classroom was presented with a hyacinth bulb to grow in a vase.
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Spring Term 2017

During the spring term the children put their chitted potatoes in black sacks at the front of the garden and kept them earthed up to protect them from frost.  All the children planted strawberry seeds to take home.

 

The children have also been watering our new sensory garden (which has replaced an old sandpit).  The garden has been planted with a mixture of herbs and other plants which are both aromatic and tactile.

 

We are hoping for a bumper crop again this year so keep watching our garden.

Summer Term 2017

In the summer term we have planted many crops and due to the fantastic weather they are growing well, though have obviously needed lots of watering!  We have sowed mixed varieties of lettuce, runner beans, tomatoes, radishes, beetroots and carrots.

 

So far this year We have harvested broad beans, huge red onions, garlic, lettuce, beetroot, radish and potatoes and had an another amazing crop.

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