This is a picture of our class in our school garden. We help to look after the garden and some people from the class go to the Garden club after school. In this picture you can see some of our sunflowers in the background.
Five years ago our garden was a piece of waste ground at the back of the school. Then we decided to transform it into a school garden. This is a picture what it look like back then.
This is NB from the Garden club. She is holding an unusual carrot. It has two parts. When the carrot was growing it bumped into a stone in the ground and split into two parts.
We try to recycle waste food and paper from our classroom. In this picture EB and BH are preparing to take some waste to the compost bin in the school garden.
In the autumn we collected all the leaves that were on the ground at the back of the school. We used a rake and our hands to collect the leaves. We put them into large plastic sacks. We put some holes close to the bottom of the sacks. We will have to wait for almost a year for the leaves to decompose. We call this compost leaf mold.We will use it to fertilise our garden.
These are the blue potatoes that we grew in the garden. They are called Blue Danube after the river.
Here we are digging the potatoes in the garden.
In October we cooked our vegetables some of the vegetables from the garden and had a feast. We cooked butternut squash, blue potatoes and carrots.
One of the tallest plants in the garden was the fennel. It grew over 2 meters during the summer. n this picture you can see that it is towering over JD from our class.
One of our favourite flowers was the sunflower. We measured the tallest plant and found it was 2 metres and 70 centimetres tall. The stem of the sunflower is coarse and hairy. We measure the circumference of the stem and it was 12 centimetres.
In this picture the sunflower has finished booming and has started to die. The seeds of the sunflower are visible. We will leave them there over winter so that some birds can come and eat the seeds.
We like to recycle some of the seeds from the garden. These are some calendula seed. The calendula brings beneficial insects to the garden and we hope to sow these seeds in the spring.
Here we are sorting seeds in our class. We put them into tinfoil and then into envelopes so that we will be able to preserve them until the spring.
We also like to relax in the garden. In this picture we are sketching some of the flowers for our art class.
Compiled by Nathan
Published on Jan 18, 2013