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PUMPKINS GALORE!

This week and last week we harvested all the pumpkins! We grew 26 pumpkins all up! Both Kent and Butternut. We also planted snow peas and picked some of the sweet mandarins.

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GARDEN CLUB

GARDEN CLUB

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.

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Garden Club

Garden Club

The children that came to garden club really enjoyed picking and eating the fresh peas and mandarins!

They all left with a fresh lemon to take home and a few extra mandarins for their families! ( if they make it home!)

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Garden Club News

Garden Club News

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.

 

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Garden Club News

Garden Club News

Wow! Look at the garden now!

Thanks to all the children that have come and helped over the past two weeks! The garden is starting to look A LOT better! Also a big thank you to Mrs Clarke for helping out! Hopefully we can start planting some summer veggies very soon!

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Garden Club News

Garden Club News

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.

This kale has gone to seed. I wonder if the flowers are edible?
This is the alyssum the children planted as seeds. 
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