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Gardening Club

Children at the Grange have the opportunity to join the Gardening Club in Year 2. 
The Grange Gardening Club meets on Thursday lunchtimes in Poppy Class.  The Club is run by Mrs Selwyn and Mrs Farrell 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.
 

Spring 2018

 

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.

Autumn 2017

 

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.

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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.

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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