Room 12 – Parkland School – 2nd May 2018

It was great to head back to Parkland School and have our first session with Mrs Wilson’s room 12 class. Lots of the students had had a session or two with us before so our team was able to stand back and let the pros take over πŸ™‚

The lunch produced was delicious and everyone worked so well together to get everything prepared and cleaned up. I wonder what the favorite of the day was? I am quite partial to the feijoa and cream cheese muffins, but vegetable fritter were pretty tasty too!

As always, the garden already had vegetables growing in, thanks to Mrs Wilson’s green fingers. It is always nice to be able to pick produce straight from the gardens to use in our cooking. I think it tastes better too. We planted some more vegetables in the garden and made sure we put some plant food in the soil as well. Cocoa = Compost, Icing sugar = Lime, 100’s and 1,000’s = General fertiliser, Chocolate chips = Sheep poo!

Thank you room 12 for looking after the Plant to Plate volunteers and making us such a yummy lunch, I hope you had as much fun as we did!

Happy gardening everyone,Β Jacinda πŸ™‚

GARDENING TIP OF THE DAY…

Potatoes are an easy vegetable for beginners and they are a fantastic first crop in new soil as the roots and tubers break it up and make it easier to dig in the future. July/August is a good time to start sprouting your potatoes ready for planting in September. It’s a great activity for kids to do!

GARDEN ACTIVITY OF THE DAY…

Grow an Avocado tree.