GARDENING

   

At Lancaster Lane Community Primary School the children really enjoy planting, looking after and harvesting their own vegetables.  Mrs Gray, Miss Burke and Rita help the children at Gardening Club on Tuesdays after school.  In the last year we have been very busy and have grown broad beans, peas, cress, onions, garlic, carrots, rhubarb, radish, tomatoes, apples and strawberries and (almost!) a pumpkin!


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We were so excited to harvest our rhubarb and use it to make trifle.  

 

Lots of the children were keen to make to make the trifle at home too!  Here is the recipe:


We love trying the food we have grown, for example we have made cress and egg sandwiches, a bean salad, garlic bread and apple crumble.  We have also been proud to sell our produce in order to raise money for further seeds. 

Here we are harvesting our beans and making a delicious bean salad!




We also get up to other fun things too!  We have hollowed and carved pumpkins, built scarecrows, held a campfire, made bird feeders and splashed in the mud and puddles too!

         


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Recently, we applied for and won a grant from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme to help with our 'Give It Some Welly' project – it’s been very exciting researching and shopping for the things we would like to make our gardening club even better:

·       A greenhouse

·       New raised beds

·       Watering can

·       Garden carts

·       Topsoil

·       Gravel

·       A garden shed


During the summer term, we are asking families and friends of the school to help out as much as they can in setting up the new gardening area we have planned.

What Is Coming Up This Term in Gardening Club?



Digging out a patch and sowing pumpkin seeds

Chitting and planting potatoes

Growing Sweet Peas

Clearing wild grass for a wildlife area and making a mini pond

Growing strawberry hanging baskets


Growing tomato hanging baskets

Sowing leek seeds

Harvesting onion and garlic

Visiting Avant Garden Centre

Taking sunflower seeds home for the holidays


 

 

 

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