Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Secret Gardeners take over the garden

Today we had our first summer gardening session. In two hours weeds were cleared from around trees, the compost bins were redesigned, beetroot and beans were planted for the autumn. We discussed recipes and chose produce to test them out. Looking forward to the next one.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Harvest time

There is so much to harvest in the garden we didn't know where to start. One team picked spinach another garlic others courgettes and mange tout. We are selling some of it today.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Sustainable edible garden 2013 winner

We were announced the winners of the sustainable edible garden 2013. We have one more competition entry to go. We are also being visited by the RHS magazine to be featured as a successful school garden.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Harvesting and Cooking

Today we carefully cut the outer leaves from the spinach plants. We did this to make sure the plants would continue to grow. Next we cut a handful of mint and headed back to school.
The spinach tarts were a huge success and delicious. The chocolate mint mousse is very appealing. We have some excellent cooks in year 5 including pastry chefs.