Garden Blog

Organic Garden

This week we looked at how we can help to grow organically. The question of why we haven’t used slug pellets to protect our plants popped up, we talked about the need to look after living creatures. Gardening Club also pointed out that it helps to attract pollinators; we have used some of the donated compost to fill another bed and sow some Nasturtium seeds, which will hopefully help to brighten up our school grounds too!

Welly Day 2022

In order to get our school gardening projects going we need compost. On Friday 1st April children came to school in gardening clothes (dress down) and wellies. We asked each family to donate one bag of compost to the school, to prepare our grounds for growing. The school have been blown away by your generosity! Watch out for updates on our school garden.

During the day, children planted peas to take home at the end of the school day. We look forward to hearing how you get on with your growing at home! In the summer term families will hopefully be able to harvest their peas and cook with them.

Here is a recipe you may choose to follow:


March 2022

Wow! The children in Gardening Club have shown true enthusiasm over the past month. Gardening Club are proud of their progress in working to establish an edible garden.

Over the last few weeks the children have planted potatoes, garlic, rhubarb, peas, radishes and strawberries; we are already looking forward to harvesting the fruit and vegetables later this year.

The children have already learnt so much – early on we observed the importance of watering seeds; a warm classroom and a lack of water caused emerging sunflower seedlings to die or fail to germinate, hopefully our next attempt will be more successful! We have also explored composting, ‘Rot-bots’ now sit at the back of Bradgate classroom and allow us to watch  how waste can be recycled into fertiliser for the soil. During Science Week KS1 learnt about the importance of Minibeasts in the garden, the children have since shown true compassion and respect for these little creatures.

A huge thank-you to everyone who has helped so far this year as we have made a great start. On behalf of Gardening Club we would like to thank those of you who have volunteered your time as well as those who have donated materials for the children to use.

Gardening at Newtown Linford Primary is back!

Our school have won money to spend towards re-launching the school’s edible garden in a Food for Life prize draw. We are very appreciative of the voucher and look forward to using it as we work towards establishing an organic, fruit and vegetable garden.