Planting

We have made a start on planting in our allotment area ready for next term when Spring finally arrives and we can continue to explore gardening and sensory cooking with our nursery grown ingredients. 

In the classroom we planted carrots in a clear planter so we can see how the carrots grow. We used this as an opportunity for the children to explore the soil and use different gardening resources. Some children chose a trowel and some children chose a rake. 

In our outdoor space we helped to fill old tyres with soil ready to create a sensory herb garden. The children really enjoyed getting stuck in and busy scooping the soil from the bags into the repurposed planters. Then when they were full the children were shown how to dig a small hole ready for the herbs to be planted. Once the holes were ready the children were shown how to very carefully take the herbs from their pots by patting the bottom of the pot and gently pulling them out. The children then placed the herbs in the holes and pressed the mud firmly around them to make sure they were secure. 

We watched potatoes as they started to grow tubers ready for them to be planted. It was exciting to watch as the potatoes began to sprout the tubers and then when they were finally ready we took them outside to our planter and used our big strong arms to dig holes in the mud, where we finally dropped in a sprouting potato. We then covered them up with soil and used our watering cans to give the potatoes a big drink. We can't wait to see what happens next. 

In the classroom we planted carrots in a clear planter so we can see how the carrots grow. We used this as an opportunity for the children to explore the soil and use different gardening resources. Some children chose a trowel and some children chose a rake. 

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