Posted by Mrs Ferguson | Posted in Term 1 2011 | Posted on March 9, 2011
Click to see pumpkin recipes from the Berwick Fields kitchen
The kitchen-garden was a slighly more lonely place this week – as it was missing our grade 5/6 students who were away on camp! But exciting things continued to happen – even though we could have really used their help with some of the heavy work!!! And when I say heavy – I mean heavy! We harvested one fantastic Queensland Blue Pumpkin – and it was so heavy that we couldn’t weigh it properly – our scales don’t go high enough!
We also spent some time making some new scarescrows and giving some of our old scarecrows some new outfits!
If you have some old clothes at home that you think would make a great outfit for a scarecrow, we’d love to have them – see Mrs Ferguson in the garden.
We also recieved a delivery of new watertank garden beds this week. We are beginning to further develop our herb garden- located directly outside the kitchen so it’s easy to pop out and grab some herbs!
As we further develop areas in our garden and prepare for the next planting season, it is becoming more and more important that we have a plan of what is happening in the garden. This week we drew a map of the garden and have begun to use it to show what’s being planted and when, the pH of the soil in the garden beds and when it was tested and what we plan to use areas for in the future. It’s also a great way for our students to practise their mapping skills.