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Unfortunately, something got to our watermelon vine during the Easter school holidays and destroyed our fledgling melons. We decided to mulch over the vine and continue layering up the garden bed, for another planting at a later date.
Lellie, Tammy and Cienna have planted tomato and strawberry seeds in seed raising trays.
With all of the food waste we generate at St John's, our compost bin has filled up quickly. While we wait for our new, bigger bin to arrive in a few weeks, we need to reuse the current bin, which means emptying it. We came up with a way to use the waste in its current form (ie, not yet fully decomposed)... If we buried it in the centre of the banana donut garden, and mulched well with a thick layer of newspaper followed by straw, it could safely break down there, bringing in an abundance of worms over time, and creating lovely rich soil to be used on the banana plants at a later date. After some brave Year 6 boys lifted the bottomless bin to reveal the layers of compost in various stages of decomposition, Michael and Katrina took responsibility for moving the waste.