Gardening Club

Welcome to Soil & Seeds
Autumn term 2018
 
Soils & Seeds have been out in the cold preparing the raised beds for the winter season. We have removed all the lovely pumpkins. Sadly they didn't grow big enough to carve, however the fabulous Mrs Green helped the gardening team turn this wonderful vegetable into a delicious, wholesome soup. It was extremely tasty.  
 
3 out of our 5 raised beds have been put to bed. zzzzzzzzzzz  This means that they have been cleared, the soil has been turned and covered with a black breathable fabric, which will help prevent most things from growing, especially the unwanted weeds. 
 
However, we are hoping to plant some peas and beans, which should survive through bitter cold. Watch this space. 
 
We are also planning to germinate a variety of vegetable seeds in our amazing plastic bottle greenhouse. 
 
'Soil & Seeds' have been working hard to earn the RHS School Gardening Awards. We have already been awarded level 1 & 2 (the certificates are proudly displayed in the reception area) out of the possible 5 levels and we are currently working towards level 3.
 
To achieve level 3 we need to; encourage wildlife to the garden, grow simple fruits, vegetables and flowers, re-use many things and show an understanding of composting.
 
Are you wondering what to plant and when? 
If you are, please click on the link below for the recommended planting calendar, by the RHS. 
I am very pleased to report that the Woodside Junior gardening club, now named 'Soil & Seeds' is going from strength to strength.
 
During the academic year between September 2017 to July 2018, we have grown from seed, red onions, beetroots, radishes, broad beans, peas and a variety of herbs to be used during cooking sessions in school. 
 
We also wanted to attract some more wildlife to the school garden and so the gardeners cleared a permanent raised bed of weeds and planted a range of wonderful wild flower seeds, that included poppies, camomile  and much more.
 
The gardeners are watering daily in the hope that this beautiful sunshine allows for the seeds to germinate and grow into a stunning flower bed. What this space. 
 
A huge THANK YOU to all the Soil & Seed gardeners who have participated this year in Woodside's gardening club, especially those who have been helping since gardening club began x