At Gardening Club we try to improve the school grounds for children and wildlife. We have planted trees and flowers to encourage wildlife and we are growing herbs and vegetables for the children to eat.
In June we picked our first vegetables which were spring onions, cauliflowers and broad beans. All grown without chemical sprays so they are organic, fresh and full of vitamins. In July we picked the beetroot; these have been pickled and will be on sale at the next school fair. The sweetcorn has grown well and we had a good crop of runner beans. The sprouts are growing well, they may be ready to eat at Christmas.
Back in the autumn we planted bulbs around the grounds. These are the first ones to come into flower and are providing a source of nectar for insects such as bees. In the summer lots of wild flowers came out and with them came the bees and butterflies which the children enjoy spotting.