Help in the Garden

Our Constant Garden   by Annabelle Leitch      AL

Uplawmoor Primary School was fortunate to be chosen to participate in a garden project called ‘Constant Garden’.

A company called Rocket Gardens Limited, based in Cornwall gave an undertaking to supply our school with five deliveries of plants throughout the year.

To date, we have received a wonderful assortment of plants including, a selection of kale , carrots , spinach , onions , land cress , purslane (salad leaves) , lettuces ,peas ,potatoes , beetroot and Chinese cabbage (pak choi and tatsoi).

We received our first delivery of plants in October 2014. Most of these have survived our severe Uplawmoor winter. Our selection of Kales are particularly hardy , very tasty and are growing from strength to strength.

Our potatoes were planted several weeks ago in tyres and we received another delivery of plants 3 weeks ago.

We had to work furiously to get these ‘plug plants’ into pots and they are at present being stored in the polytunnel awaiting planting in our school garden.

As we expect to receive another two deliveries from Rocket Gardens before summer break, Josh has built two more raised beds to make additional space available for planting.

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