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Mr Bleakley and the Garden Club have been busy on Tuesdays tidying up and mulching all of the decorative gardens around the school buildings and playground. Our school is looking great!
The Garden Club has also been working with Katrina on Fridays to continue the progress of the kitchen garden on the top oval...planting basil, spinach, tomato, marigold, snowpea and watermelon seedlings. We have also planted corn and sunflower seeds (donated by Andrea), hoping they will soon sprout into seedlings to plant in our garden.
We have continued to build up the layers in our as-yet-unused remaining raised garden bed, in an effort to create soil good enough to plant in. We have used newspaper, green garden waste, cow and chicken manure, lucerne, and straw. As the lower layers break down, we will continue to top up. More and more worms are coming in, doing a great job breaking down the raw materials, helping us to create our own soil. It's wonderful to see so many worms...lots of worms mean good, healthy soil.
Banana plants need lots of water and food, so we have fertilised our banana donut garden with a rich mixture of manures, and made sure to give it a good watering weekly. Onion weed continues to sprout around the donut so we have dealt with this by placing a thick layer of newspaper over the weeds and mulching over the top with straw. The bananas are looking good! The watermelon vine has a few small fruit on it, and one larger one. We fertilised and mulched this garden bed as well.