We have been very busy in 1st class looking after our vegetable patch. The vegetables do not need water every day but they do need to be checked. We were very excited today because our seeds have really started to grow. Take a look at our pictures!
Today we began our Incredible Edibles Project! It is a healthy eating initiative for Primary School pupils. It encourages schools across the country to get busy growing carrots, lettuce, potatoes, strawberries and turnips.
We planted potatoes, lettuce seeds, carrot seeds, strawberry seeds and turnip seeds in our vegetable bed today. We had to make drills to place the seeds into and then cover the seeds over with compost. After this we watered our newly planted seeds. We will be busy bees over the next few weeks watering and taking care of our crops!
We recycled our milk cartons to plant the seeds in.
We learned that seeds need soil, water and sunlight to help them grow.
First we put some soil into our cartons. Then we made a little hole for our seeds. Next we covered the seeds with more soil. Then we watered the soil. Last, we put our cartons on the window sill so the sun will shine on them and help the seeds to grow.
We really enjoyed planting seeds with our teacher!