Hokowhitu School – TKT – 01/11/2017

Session number 3 at Hokowhitu School was with 30 wonderful students from TKT. It was really nice to have some sun join us for the gardening, and I was pleaded to see almost everyone had their potae’s on! With the first group of gardeners we had a chance to have a chat about seeds. I love bring my seed box along to the session and sharing with you all the different shapes, sizes and colours of the seeds in there. I wonder if any of you remember the largest seed I had? What about the different methods of seed dispersal? Awapuni Nurseries once again gave us a pile of vegetable seedling to put into your School garden, but before planting we had to clear out the weeds, dig over the soil to make it nice and soft and add some food for the plants. Compost = Cocoa, Lime = Icing sugar, Fertiliser = 100s and 1000’s, Sheep poo = Chocolate Chips!

While I was out playing in the garden the other half of the group were inside cooking up a storm. I loved the way you all worked together to produce such a fantastic lunch! I left a little early so didn’t get to see what recipe was the favourite of the day. I’ll take a guess that it was the Pasta with tomato cream sauce! Or maybe the Potato bake…. Either way they are great recipes and so easy to make. Try one wit your family during the weekend and show them your fantastic culinary skills!

It was great to spend the morning with you all and I hope you learnt something new! Happy gardening everyone, Cindy

GARDENING TIP OF THE DAY…

November is the month to start planting like mad! You can get all of these vegetables planted this month. Remember to keep them well watered and watch for slugs and snails.

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

GARDEN ACTIVITY OF THE DAY…

Make your own organic bug spray.