Autumn Term 2021 – Infant School Gardening Club

Autumn is here once again and how lucky we feel to be able to invite Mrs Reeve back into the infant school to help us with our gardening club! The children in year 1 & 2 have been fantastic gardeners over the last few weeks working incredibly hard every Wednesday to prepare the raised beds for the spring.

On arriving back in September we were very excited to see the sunflowers, nasturtiums and cosmos still in bloom, and we also picked the last of the tomatoes and courgettes that we had planted in the summer term. One big job was harvesting the huge quantity of apples and pears that have been growing in our mini orchard. The children managed to fill 4 or 5 large containers and these were distributed around the school for snack time. Very tasty!

October has brought mixed weather but this has not put off our young gardeners who have been out in their wellies, weeding, planting spring bulbs, garlic and winter flowering pansies. As the colder months arrive we shall all take a rest and look forward to seeing what the spring brings.