At Little Growers we have been busy clearing our growing areas, composting and planting up winter varieties. The children have finished harvesting the last of their summer crops and have been clearing their beds and polytunnels, fertilising and replanting crops.
Crawley Ridge’s environmental club get busy planting their bulbs across the school bank ready for Spring, we came across lots of lovely creepy crawlers such as worms that help to keep the soil healthy! It will be lovely to see the flowers popping up in many months to come just as we will nearly have forgotten what we planted where.
We LOVE tomatoes, one of our Little Growers found this brilliant heart shaped tomato when they were harvesting their final crop of tomatoes from the polytunnel last week.
Bagshot had a final bumper crop last month of tomatoes, beans and courgettes, even with the unpredictable weather throughout July and August our schools have still managed to consistently have numerous harvests and plentiful veggies throughout summer and autumn. Well done Little Growers!
To find out more about what to plant over the colder months please take a look here for the top ten winter vegetables and here for how best to protect your growing areas from the cold.