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Gardening Gurus

Another successful afternoon in the Polytunnel.

We are on the lead up to the Summer Fete in which we will be selling our flowers and produce for only 50p each. We will look forward to seeing lots of you there. ­čÖé

Thank you to Newton for the photography.

Introducing the new Holme Grange Gardening Gurus!

 

On this foggy, dark Halloween afternoon, we found out we had had a terrible invasion over half term: SLUGS. Unfortunately they had enjoyed gorging themselves on our salad leaves that we had planted before the half term break.

Therefore, the new Gardening Gurus re-planted the lettuce and cabbage leaves and we have moved them to a (hopefully) slug free area of the polytunnel.

On to the good news, the carrots are starting to shoot and the garlic bulbs are making excellent progress. The boys prepared a bed ready to transfer the garlic next week.

Amazingly, the butternut squash are still growing! The girls harvested some of the larger squash and we will wait for them to ripen and we are now thinking of our next produce to grow in their place.

Week 5 in Gardening Club

We had a slight problem this week when the watering system in the Polytunnel didn’t do it’s job, so we had to work as a team to ensure that all of our current produce was watered. After that, some of the children explored the new grounds around the Theatre and ensured all of the new plants were watered.

Our cabbage and lettuce is beginning to grow, so we have sowed some more seeds in the Polytunnel.

After all of our hard work, the Gardening Gurus had an excellent time collecting conkers! ­čÖé