Thursday, June 25, 2015

Planting day!

Monday of Matariki was our planting day and we were lucky it was such a sunny day and also we had Cate and a parent helper to assist the children. We bought a variety of vegetable seedlings including kale, spinach, bok choi, purple and green broccoli, red cabbage and celery. The children really enjoyed digging in the soil, putting the plants in and then watering. It wasn't so lucky that there have been frosts since - we have hurriedly collected plastic bottles to put over the plants to protect them.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Visit to East Tamaki School

Last Friday the Year 2's visited East Tamaki School to learn about gardening. They showed us how to turn over the soil and add fertiliser to make healthy soil that makes healthy vegetables that makes healthy us! They have amazing gardens growing lots of different vegetables!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Preparing our Garden

Today we prepared our vegetable garden by adding sheep pellets to the soil and mixing them in. We were excited to see so many worms in the soil and can't wait to plant our vegetables next week.

Garden Planting & Maintenance

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Preparing the soil for planting

The year 2's dug the soil with trowels to get out the weeds and added sheep pellets for fertiliser. Everyone helped and it was great fun digging in the garden on a sunny day!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Our Garden Plan!!

Here's the garden plan for our new garden. Check out what we're planting in each of our four garden beds. We can't wait to get planting!!