Tuesday, 1 June 2010
Myra Heller at Newington Green Primary School, 10th May
The children's knowledge and enthusiasm has grown along with their seeds.
Every child has their individual plants to care for, mostly tomatoes and peppers in the green house but we have also planted pumpkins, runner beans, French beans, mange tout (we ate our first one last week, it was hard to share it out to 11 children), courgettes (round yellow ones), sweet corn, lettuce, chard and carrots.
All have been watered by the water butts.
We looked at the ants trying to "farm" the aphids on our broad beans which are now at least 10cms high.
We've also been looking at ladybirds and understanding that they are NOT poisonous but beneficial.
Garden club spent almost all lunchtime pulling up hundreds of sycamore seedlings.
We have yet to do the compost properly, but the bins have been built and started.