It was great to be back at Carncot School with students we had at the end of last year, everyone already knew what to do and we just got on with it!
Out in the garden we had loads of weeds to remove before we could dig up the soil and put some different fertilisers in. Adding food to the soil is like making a cake – Compost is the cocoa, Lime is the icing sugar, General fertiliser is the sprinkles and Sheep poo pellets are the chocolate chips! We dug all this into the soil then planted zucchini, cabbage, peas, spring onions, lettuce and spinach amongst other things then we gave everything a huge water. Sometimes when the soil has been dry for a long time it becomes hydrophobic, which means that when you add water to the soil it just runs off and doesn’t soak in. You need to water gently for a longtime to help fix this problem.
It’s always great to be able to pick produce from the school gardens to use in our cooking. We were able to pick a HUGE cucumber, silverbeet, beetroot and rhubarb from the gardens. There were blackberries too but everyone scoffed them and they didn’t make it to the rhubarb crumble 🙂
Thanks room 8 for having us for the morning. The lunch you cooked was superb and all our volunteers had a wonderful time. We look forward to coming back to Carncot School again next year.
Happy gardening everyone, Jacinda
GARDENING TIP OF THE DAY…