December 5th – Today we planted some onion bulbs into two of the raised beds in the Secret Garden. Hopefully we will be onions aplenty in a few months time! The children made sure that the bulbs were planted 20cm apart by using a ruler and they also had to be planted 6cm deep. Hopefully the squirrels won’t find them like they seem to have done with the daffodil bulbs! We also planted more daffodil and crocus bulbs outside the classrooms in the back playground.
It has been great to get gardening club up and running again. We hope that you have enjoyed seeing some new flowers in the playground, we have been very busy planting them! We have planted dwarf daffodils, hyacinths and primrose in the planters in the back playground. These looked lovely when they were first planted but unfortunately some of them have dried up over the holidays. We think that maybe the pallet planters aren’t deep enough for some flowers to grow in and so we are having a think about what we could plant in them next. We also planted some daffodils and anenome near to the entrance of the front playground. Hopefully these will do better!
Today we started work on the planters in the Secret Garden, these need lots of weeding and new compost added in preparation for planting vegetables. Hopefully we will have our first vegetables planted by the middle of May.
Club name: Gardening club
Club Co-ordinator: Naomi Hutchinson
Contact Details: 0131 554 2062
Session Day: Tuesday
Session Times: 3.15 – 4.30pm
Location: Trinity Primary School (secret garden and school grounds)
Gardening club has got off to a great start this term. We have been doing lots of weeding, sowing seeds, planting flowers and watering!
Here is another one of Mr Campbell’s fantastic planters created out of pallets! The children filled it with compost which is now awaiting seeds.
The first of Mr Campbell’s pallet planters! We planted pansies and lobelias into this one.
Primary 3’s potatoes are looking great but are not quite ready to harvest. The weeds seem to really love growing amongst the potatoes so one of our weekly jobs is to pull them out.
There is lots of bindweed growing amongst the hedges and raised beds so we have been working hard to try to pull it out. We were very impressed with the ability of the bindweed to twist itself around other plants!
Gooseberries (not quite ready to eat!)
Vegetables and herbs
So far we have planted runner beans and fennel which were kindly donated by a parent. We have also sown courgette and lettuce seeds and are eagerly awaiting to see the seeds sprout. We are not sure how well the courgette and lettuce seeds will grow as the raised bed they are in seems to keep growing more and more weeds.