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It’s hotting up!

Thank goodness the temperature is getting warmer!

We have been able to harvest our leeks this week and give them to the kitchen to cook us up some delicious food.

We have planted some more seeds this week including french beans, peas, cucumbers and radishes.

 

Spring!

It is Spring! Which means, it’s the time of year in which the Gardening Gurus will be at their busiest.

This week, we planted plenty of seeds including courgettes, aubergines, tomatoes, chives and many more. We are even experimenting by sowing watermelon seeds to see if they like it in our warm Polytunnel.

We are aiming to sell some of our produce and plants in a plant sale later this term and during next term, so please keep your eyes peeled for more information! (Dates to be confirmed)

Thank you!

I would like to say a HUGE thank you to all of the children who have helped in Gardening Club throughout the year so far. Each of you has worked so hard over the terms to produce the produce we have and maintain our Polytunnel and school grounds.

This week, despite the rain, a few of us went to the Year 3 & 4 Outdoor Learning area to plant some daffodils. So keep any eye out this Spring for some beautiful news flower as you leave school through the back exit.

Meanwhile, the other children helped Mrs Lucas to plants some Pollinator Seedlings which, once grown and the weather improves, will be transferred to the pond area. These are to help the new Holme Grange Bees make lots of honey for us this year.

In addition to this, now that we have achieved our Level 3 RHS School Gardening Award, we have been kindly given a gift for a set of baby plants from Rocket Gardens which will be delivered shortly.

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! 🙂