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.