Green Shoots

Posted on 05/10/2012 by lizzie

After much planning and hard work, the pupils were able to plant some vegetables in our new vegetable bed by the front door.

We have planted peas, cabbages, broccoli, leeks and onions, which were kindly donated by Dobbies Garden Centre.  The vegetables are supposed to be winter varieties, so we will see how well they grow and what we can harvest.  Obviously, the raised bed is of limited size, so we may well have to do some thinning out of the plants to ensure they grow well.

The whole project has been a great encouragement with several people donating the various components to build the raised bed.  There are two further planters for in the out-of-bounds area which are just waiting for additional gravel, soil and compost and will then be filled with shrubs and other plants.

Watch this space for updates on our crops!