The bulk delivery of compost arrived on Monday and was barrowed to the beds by a cheerful gang of volunteers.
With spring just around the corner we are preparing the ground for the big push. The last of the parsnips, leeks and Jerusalem artichokes have been harvested (although there is still kale and purple sprouting broccoli cropping).
Already we have new sowings of broad beans, peas, onions, lettuce, coriander and shallots from the P5 and P3 windowsill propagators ready to be planted out.
13th October 2017
This week has seen the addition of a pen to contain Autumn leaves. Here fallen leaves collected by the children will, over the next year, turn into a valuable resource: leafmould which will be used to improve the soil and grow impressive vegetables in years to come.
The School Garden raised an impressive £290 from four Friday sales of produce bringing the curtain down on a very productive year. Many thanks to you, our parent customers, for supporting this enterprise. In addition some produce has been set aside for the Church Harvest Festival celebration on 1st October.
Here are some pictures of 2017 for the record.
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