Yesterday Room 6 went to the garden to see which plants we could gather seeds from.
We found tomatoes, red peppers, apple cucumbers, beans, zucchini, sweetcorn and lettuce.
We cut open the tomatoes, red peppers, apple cucumbers and zucchini and scraped the seeds out and put them onto a paper towel. We labelled each paper towel with the date and the name of the seeds.
We are going to leave these to dry out, then we will store them until spring.
We got dry beans and split them open to get the bean seeds. We bagged and labelled these.
The lettuce plant had gone to seed. The flowers had finished and the top part of the flowers had gone fluffy, we pulled these and we found very tiny seeds. We carefully put these into a bag and labelled them.
We found a corn cob in the compost bin. It was beginning to dry out and we could pick off the seeds.
We are going to leave it to dry some more
In the spring time we are going to plant our own seeds that we have collected and saved.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Over the holidays our garden over grew and the pumpkins grew out of the box .The soil was very dry .The pumpkins are getting dry so we know we can pick them. We have sold apple cucumbers, tomatoes and zucchini. I thought they were pretty cheap only 50 cents each. I was selling once. I bought an apple cucumber/. It was yum. I think our garden is pretty good. Mrs Chatfield is going to dry out some of the big beans we planted so we can plant them again next summer.