This week TY children flew through so many jobs it was unbelievable:

– they took mint cuttings to grow new plants to contribute to the ‘pea and mint’ soup in the autumn (hopefully!)

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– they wrestled with newspaper to make paper pots so that they could plant Borlitho beans – hopefully Mrs Heron has got the spelling right!Picture 013

 

– they looked for more signs of spring. Keep your eye for signs of spring where you live!

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– they checked out many different ways of composting: leaf mould, wormery, rotting down a concoction of pea, sheep and manure (not pleasant!), taking a look at the garden lasagne that some children  and a new German idea called something that sounds like ‘hergle-wurgle’. Actually it’s real name is a hugelkulture. Use  this link to find out more: http://www.permaculture.co.uk/articles/many-benefits-hugelkultur

 

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It’s hard to believe that the compost in the photo above was once leaves.

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If you look closely you will see the worms hard at work!

Phew! They were ready for rest once they got back to school.

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