Some of the crops we planted took some time to get going due to the limited amount of sunshine we had at the beginning of the summer term, however, were delighted when we returned after half term to see great progress. Having had very little rainfall the gardeners have been spending lots of time watering. Last week we were able to pick the broad beans, carrots, garlic, lettuce, radish and beetroot - what a bumper harvest!
We started off 2018 by clearing the pots of weeds so that the bulbs we planted last year can look attractive when they shoot.
We were delighted to see that the produce we sowed last year has taken well and we look forward to seeing these growing over the forthcoming weeks.
So far this year we have done lots of tidying up around the school grounds including weeding and leaf collecting. We have also planted a number of spring bulbs in the beds and pots.
In November we planted onions, garlic, broad beans and carrots so they could overwinter for harvesting in 2018.
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.