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Harvest Time in the Garden

Today the boys and girls got to see the results of all their hard work throughout the year. We have tended our plants from little seeds, nurtured them as they have grown, fed and watered them through the summer and now the time has come to taste some of our vegetables!
First we have to pick the biggest vegetables we can find as we want to make soup.

This looks like a big leek

I have a really big onion

Here is another one!

The potatoes need peeled after being in the muddy ground.

Look at all the roots, this is how the plant gets fed from the ground.

The onions get chopped up and added to our soup pot.

So do the leeks…

Now we need to care for the environment and compost all our waste.

And now it’s time to get our soup cooking on the fire.

And at last, it’s time to taste our home grown soup.

Grow, Cook, Eat

Today was a very exciting day in Cart Mill. We took our first delivery of plants and seeds for the garden. This afternoon we were all kept very busy, and muddy, planting our herbs. The children enjoyed touching them, feeling the different leaves and smelling all the different smells that come from herbs. The children talked about the herbs they already know and have seen being used in cooking. Today is the start of our growing programme in the garden. Over the next few weeks we will be planting our seeds and plants so that we can harvest different vegetables later in the year for cooking with and eating!

Cart Mill Herb Garden
I need to fill all the spaces.
The leaves are soft.
I can pick up lots of mud!
This tickles!
I am planting this.
It’s hard to lift the mud up.