Tuesday, 29 May 2012
The people drilling the hole for the water pipe were also working today however when I came past on the way home our entrance was blocked off. Tomorrow the president of the RHS is coming to see the secret garden. My hope is that it is not so secret we can't get in........
Monday, 28 May 2012
While class five planted their beans and sieved some stones the amazing group from the Tooting Prince's Trust managed to wrestle out this tree root.
Quite how they did I really don't know because the tools we have are a bit like using a tooth pick to dig a trench. They are back tomorrow despite the heat and I shall definitely be popping in Sainsburys to buy them some refreshments. Goodness know what they will achieve tomorrow.
No rain has been a problem and we need to get busy if the garden is going to look half decent for our visitors on Wednesday. I am in awe of the young people who stuck it out in that heat today.
Friday, 25 May 2012
Gardening Club were watering today and we still have to carry the watering cans from school. Next week Thames water are coming to start the work to connect water to the site, hurray. Everything is growing well. We had a broad bean sale today in school.The year fives sold out so quickly some children were disappointed. Luckily we have a second lot growing that will be ready to harvest next week.
Today we got a mention on the lunchtime Chelsea Flower Show' programme on the BBC. Everyone was delighted. Just think it was only a year ago we were given the beds and now they are full of fruit and vegetables in Battersea.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Monday, 21 May 2012
It was great to hear Jim say that we had done a good job during his absence. We had planted some of the plants too close together however apart from that he was impressed. Well done to everyone particularly Class 6.
The children had a tomato lesson and Jim told them all about the different varieties and where they came from. We have about five different varieties in the greenhouse. Jim also demonstrated how to construct a frame to support tomatoes as they grow. The aim is for them to grow tall and nip out the shoots that would make the plant too bushy.
Friday, 18 May 2012
Amba and Kyra helped her while Kian and Olivia planted the turnips. We are all hoping that the warmth and the rain will help them thrive in their new home.
Kevin planted some pumpkins and made sure there were enough. We are hoping to grow some prize pumpkins this year.
Monday, 14 May 2012
Children have been very interested in where the seeds come from in the first place. Some thought they were made in factories and others thought farmers followed birds around to collect them.
We had a good look and the children started spotting the seeds for new plants in the plants they were growing. The broad beans proved very useful for this as they are almost ready to be harvested and will be the first of our produce on sale.
Gardening Club started on Friday and they have planted the Spring Cabbage and weeded all the beds.
Thursday, 10 May 2012
2. Earthing up the potatoes
3. Building a support for the peas and beans
4. Weeding the beds
5.Sieving the soil in the greenhouse to take out stones.
It was impressive and all the jobs got done. My group of volunteers is getting larger and larger soon I will have to limit places, who would have thought it.
Class one have come back and planted some beans hopefully they will climb up the structures that have been built.
We were also visited by some people from The Princes Trust. They have gone away to decide whether they can help us buiding paths or clearing. I do hope so.
Monday, 7 May 2012
Good new about our water supply. The quote came and was around the expected figure so we are able to go ahead and have water connected to the site. Hurray!
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
It was the first time a whole class had worked in the garden together and they did a fantastic job. We are hoping for more sunny afternoons especially Friday as gardening club begins.