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


Week 34: Garden envy
May 22, 2009, 1:32 pm
Filed under: Planting
Raised be at the Out of Town Centre

Raised beds at the Out of Town Centre

Apologies for the lack of post last week. I was in the New Forest with our year 5 children staying on a farm for the week. They have an amazing garden and the children were expected to help out in it. I did have serious garden envy but they do have full time gardeners and lots of volunteers.

Thanks to Imogen and Amanda who got our new fruit trees planted at the front of the school – pear and plum.

We had a visitor with us again this week, Lucy – a parent governor from Brookfield – a local school. She was keen to get ideas about how we work as she runs a club with her Nursery and Reception children. We both agreed that parent volunteers are the way forward!

Today’s jobs included watering (pumpkins have appeared – hooray!) weeding, wheelbarrow driving lessons (!) to move our compost as well as re-potting the Year 1 tomatoes to go outside.

A walk round with the children showed that the second batch of carrots seem to be doing well, the chard are on the up, broad beans are soon to be ready although we have got blackfly AGAIN (any tips for avoiding it?) and a quick peek in a pea pod showed the cutest little peas growing!

We even had time for a bit of maths – 3/15 courgettes germinated so we discussed whether this was a good ratio!

Teeny Tiny Peas!

Teeny Tiny Peas!

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Which fruit trees did you plant? I think planting fruit trees on school property is great idea. Helps children to understand where and how fruit is produced.

Comment by naturehillsnursery

Hi,
We have 2 apple trees, 2 pears and a plum. I agree that it is important for children to know where their food come from. Last year we picked the apples and made apple crumble with them which was great!

Comment by Little Green Fingers




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