Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Summer Garden Tidy Up

Just before Country  Fair, we had some time in the School garden to tidy up. We picked lots of crops and washed, chopped, sliced and diced before we tried tasting them. We really enjoyed the courgettes especially with the kiwi dip!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


Some first Impressions of the school vegetable garden after the summer holidays.

We went to the school garden. My favourite vegetable is the watermelon. It is delicious. It is red in the inside and green on the outside. Then we went into the tech room. We had groups. The people in my group were Cheyenne, Tawhiao and Cole. First we washed the beans. Then we cut them. Everyone did something. When Miss Green said it is time for us to come up for a dip, I was scared to taste the dip. Miss Green said it is time for the taste. So then I got a carrot and put it into the dip. It was good. I liked it so I ate the courgette and the bean and the tomato all with the dip. Good.
Written by Ingrid

In our vegetable garden we have got tomatoes that I don't like. But I love carrots and beetroot. On Friday we got into the tech room and I cut up the carrots. Then we came back into our class to taste it with the dip. I tried everything except carrots mmmmmm. 
Written by Jacob

Jacob and Ingrid's first Magisto Movie: 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Strawberry Plants ready to go home.

Grow your own Strawberries

Yesterday the Gardening Team dug up the old strawberry plants . They broke these up so that each child in Rooms 1 and 6 could have their own strawberry plant to grow. How to plant your Strawberry Plant. 1. Find a good size container. (An old bucket will do ) Be sure that your container has a drainage hole in it's bottom. 2. Fill your container 3/4 full with good compost. 3. Carefully place your strawberry plant in the pot. 4. Cover all the roots with more compost 5. Press firmly all around your strawberry plant. you may need to add more compost. 6. If you have some straw or sawdust use this to mulch around your plant 7. Give your plant a good watering. 8. Position your pot in a sheltered sunny spot. 9. Keep ypur plant well watered giving it worm juice or liquid fertiliser regularly. 10 You may need to cover it with a net to prevent the birds from feasting on the ripe strawberries.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Kaleb's Winter Garden Movie

Our Mid Winter Gardening Day

We haven't been in the garden for quite a few weeks.
We need to do lots of weeding.  We had to be very careful weeding around the plants so we didn't pull them out.

 Our spring onions, red cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and kale were all growing well.
The lettuce had been pecked at by the birds. They were a bit messy. We picked some lettuce from the bottom garden to take home.

In our bottom garden we planted a green crop - mustard seed.We can dig these plants into the soil to give the soil nitrogen.We put some fertiliser  into the soil.

In the top garden we planted some new seeds in rows.
We planted rocket, beetroot and carrots, and labelled these rows in the garden.
When we had finished planting we gave everything a drink of water.

By Keenan,and Greta.