Welcome to our School Garden
30th March: We got a plot of ground from the convent next door. It needed to be dug up!
We picked any big stones and weeds
We added some compost and raked it in.
We also added some artificial fertilizer. It contained nitrogen, potassium and potash.
We raked it all in evenly
Great Days Work!!!
We measured the plot to see how much space we have. It was 5 metres x 4 metres (20sqm).
19th April: Timmy came in to help us set vegetables. He first cut the potatoes in two making sure there is a sprout on each half.
We then dug a trench to put the seed potatoes into.
The seed potatoes were then placed about 20cm apart. The varieties are British Queens and Kerrs Pink.
We covered over the the seeds to make two drills of potatoes.
We planted some cabbage plants in another drill.
We also set some lettuce plants
We also set some lettuce seed. This will take longer to grow than the plants.
We also set some carrot seed in the seed bed.
20 April: We got more vegetables!
And done more planting.
We planted 3 small drills of brocolli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts
We had to water the plants.
A bed of onions ....
Our garden is getting pretty full now !!
What a lovely garden!!!
26 April: Fourth class are setting a challenge!!!
9 May: We had a check-up on our outside garden...
4th class are setting you a challenge!
Today (26/4/2012) we are giving you a flower pot, compost and some sunflower seeds. The challenge for you is to grow the tallest sunflower. Two boys from 4th class will call on a weekly basis to measure your plant. A box of sweets to the class with the tallest sunflower. The day we get our summer holidays will be the last day of measuring when each class will present their sunflower to the judges.
...and our inside garden!
Also have a look on our tomato plant!
I read the booklet posted to us and I learned a lot. For example, it takes 2 week for the seed to germinate. When planting lettuce you should never put the seed at the bottom as if you do it will not grow as big as it should. You should always plant 2 turnip seeds together just in case one does not germinate an you should always water the soil before you plant it and top it up with more soil after planting. I will then take 5 days for the roots to develop. When they are half grown, weed out the weakest extra plants so the strongest get more space to grow.
by Dominic Quinlan
25 May: Our sunflower race is going very good. Every class has aa sunflower grown. Here are the sunflower height up to date:
Jnr.Infants: 4cm Snr. Infants: 26cm 1st class: 14cm 2nd class: 17cm 3rd class 6cm 4th class: 38cm Ms. Twomey: 18cm
So far 4th class is winning!