Monday, 25 June 2012
Saturday, 16 June 2012
Apparently we should thin out the carrots too.
This will help the other carrots grow but the smaller ones we can eat.
Our potatoes have flowered which we were not expecting so that was a surprise.
Children got on with a variety of jobs:
Earthing up potatoes
Making the structure for the beans to climb up
Weeding the beds
Watering the trees
The sun was shining it was blissful.
Thursday, 7 June 2012
I cannot thank them enough for what they have done the children will be amazed on Monday.
We can now see the space that the London Orchard Project will be able to work with.
The garden looks enormous now.
The space looks big enough for a shed and a shelter. The children would like a covered area to shelter from the rain but still be able to work.
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
We learnt how to take out the shoots from the tomatoe plants to make sure they grow without being too bushy.
I discovered some of the year fours had not eaten a poached egg before so they thought the poached egg plant looked like a fried egg.
We planted the corn some which will grow sadly others will not as they were snapped as they were planted.
The trees were trained onto the wires and we learnt why you can't leave the branches horizontal if you want them to grow. The branch needed to be at an angle so the auxin would keep telling the tree to grow. We also pruned the new growth from the bottom of the trees.
Finally we have a tap. No water runs through it yet but it will.