Over the last few weeks, 18 of the gardening club children have been practicing their words for our Harvest Festival piece. They have worked hard, giving up play times and lunchtimes to practice and they’re pretty good. This will be the first time Gardening Club will have taken part in the schools Harvest Festival celebration and hopefully, it will become an annual event for them, celebrating their successes in the school vegetable patch and what a year we’ve had so far.
With many of the plants coming to the end of their production and the potatoes due to be lifted in the next few days, I can proudly announce that so far this year we have produced:
|Vegetable/fruit type||Weight/g||Quantity||No of Harvests|
|Beans Rattlesnake Pole||1196||291||11|
|Pea Farm Pods||534||168||7|
|Pea Green Pods||228||89||3|
|Pea Purple Podded||358||59||5|
We do still have some tomatoes, cucumbers, chillis, runner beans and round carrots to harvest, as well as curly and green kale, spinach, leeks, some onions, the pears and the aforementioned potatoes but I think the children have done quite well this year and should be extremely proud of their achievements.
Highlights have to include the supplying of so many tasty fresh snacks to the class rooms, the success of the Summer Vegetable Scheme and also the handing over of so many freshly picked vegetables to the kitchens for inclusion with the lunches.