Over the last few weeks we have harvested our corn, cucumbers and eggplants!
The children enjoy helping to water the plants, especially on a hot day!
The pumpkin patch has sprawled out and over into other garden beds and as you can see from the photos there are lots of pumpkins growing! There are two different types growing, Kent and Butternut. I saved the seeds from pumpkin that I had bought and cooked at home. I then planted them into a homemade planter and then planted 3 of the best seedlings into the garden at school. I’m so pleased with how well they have grown and am looking forward to harvesting and cooking lots of delicious soups and roasted pumpkin.
Just before the holidays last year we planted squash and as you can see from the photos it has been going gang busters!
Although I think we’ve let them grow too big and they might end up being too tough!
The children helped me to plant potatoes last year and unfortunately they were ready to be harvested during the Summer holidays. I harvested approximately 40-50 potatoes and the one above is the largest of them.
Garden Club News
It’s nice to see the echeverias and alyssum flowering!
The children and I planted the echeverias from cuttings and the alyssum were grown from seeds.
We also have a lot of weeds growing and vegetables that have gone to seed.
So that means we have a lot of work to do over the coming weeks if we are to grow some Summer vegetables! I need a lot of helpers to come and help! Garden Club happens every Friday afternoon at lunchtime and we have a lot of fun and it’s very rewarding to see the plants and flowers growing!
Weeds, weeds and more weeds!
Lots of silverbeets ready to harvest and the potatoes are growing well!
We’ll know the potatoes are ready to harvest when the leaves die off.