Little Green Fingers……….Gospel Oak school’s gardening club

Week 10: Salad, Onions and Sweet corn
November 14, 2008, 2:14 pm
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composting our sweet corn

composting our sweet corn

We welcomed another parent to gardening club today – Mark. He came to help out and managed to save the day with the leaky water butt! Imogen also came to help out again – I am really pleased that for the first year, parents of the children in the club are coming.

Bits and pieces were the order of the day today as we are running low on jobs now the weather is getting colder (I keep putting off tidying the shed!)

Firstly it was check and water the salad in the greenhouse which is doing very well. We talked about the different types of salad leaves we could see growing and discussed how they had germinated.

Then, we had some more Radar onion bulbs to finish off our bed that we started a few weeks ago. We created our neat rows and 15 more went in so we should have the whole bed ready by June/ July. A couple of worms caught our attention and we talked about insects that help us in the garden like worms and one that don’t like slugs and snails.

Finally, our sweet corn was ready to come out. We talked a lot about the job of the roots and made predictions on how big they would be. Digging deep, we managed to pull them out, break them up and put them in our compost bins.

Getting mucky and worms! The perfect ingredients for a good session!