Taonui School – Room 4 – 27/09/2017

Our final session at Taonui School with fantastic room 4. Lots of familiar faces at this session, so of you I know a pros in the kitchen, especially after doing the Kainui Cook- Off for the past 2 years! It’s so nice for our volunteers to be able to take a step back and let you guys work out the recipes yourselves, you are learning some really valuable skills which will be extremely handy as you get older.

The garden was unfortunately too wet to get planted up this session, but Rosemairi and I will pop out at some point in term 4 to help you get it going. This session you all got to sit there and listen to me rabbit on about seeds… I LOVE SEEDS! I think they are amazing the way they start off as something so insignificant and turn into something so wonderful. I hope you remember what the biggest seed I had in the box was… and who can remember how long it takes before it starts to shoot? Bonus points to those of you who remember the 3 different method of seed dispersal?

Remember I talked about the importance of bees in the process of producing food and seeds. I have a challenge for you all this coming summer. Plant a wild flower garden to encourage bees and butterflies into you garden at school or at home! Take some photos and send them to me and I will judge the best one.

I look forward to seeing some of you again at the end of the year for the cluster cook-off. Until then, Happy Gardening everyone!

GARDENING TIP OF THE DAY…

October is the month to start sewing seeds like mad! You can get all of these seeds planted this month. Remember to keep them somewhere warm and sunny until big enough to plant in the garden.

Beetroot, Silverbeet, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Carrot, Celery, Courgette, leeks, Lettuce, Spring Onion, Parsnip, Peas, Radish, Spinach, Tomato, Capsicum, Egg plant, Pumpkin, Cucumber.

GARDEN ACTIVITY OF THE DAY…

Make your own Organic bug spray.