Our latest visit to the raised beds saw us plant a lot more things. We planted lettuce, cauliflower, brocolli, lavender, peas and some herbs. We read the planting instructions and then used our fingers to make sure we planted them far enough apart and in straight lines. We found that the peas were different and needed to be planted in zig zags.
We are so lucky to have a water barrell next to the outdoor classroom or we would be making lots of journey’s back to the classroom to fill our watering cans!
We have been extremely lucky to get a plant donation from Jack and Jo’s. They gave us quite a few plants that needed a bit of extra care and attention and we thought that we were up to the challenge! Thank you very much!
We are so lucky here at St Mary and St Thomas Aquinas to have such beautiful gardens around our school. This term we have decided it’s time to grab our garden spades, pop our wellies on and get dirty! We have decided to get planting to see what we can grow. Unfortunately our raised beds looked untidy after the cold, wet winter and so we planned to dig them out and get weeding.
Our first week saw our mini gardeners work through the snow and rain to prepare the beds ready for planting. The children were so keen and didn’t grumble at getting their hands dirty.
The following week, we managed to garden in our shorts as the weather was absolutely glorious! We needed to do a bit more weeding as the pesky weeds had started growing back. A parent had kindly donated some onions, so Tony and us set about our first real planting experience with these.