w/s March 23rd:
The new government advice means we will only be attending the plot in isolated household/family groups. Gloves must be worn.
w/s March 16th:
Due to COVID19 Angela and Robina are no longer going to be physically present, but will instruct.
Children will social distance and arrive in a rota with only a small number present at any given time.
Saturday 28th March (Nominal)
Look around the plot – note things changing /developing from last week. Look at the rhubarb under black bin ( what do you notice. Compare with the other rhubarb plants around). Look at seeds trays in greenhouse – any sign of life – don’t water I’ll do that so they don’t get over-watered. Can you see any signs of life on the grape vine?
Things to do –
- Sowing 1 row of beetroot and 1 row of radish in own plot
- Worm Hunt – some research references to follow up
- Do one of the 12 shared activities. Start at the top of the list with No 1 and other children to follow.
- Children might like to make their own diary about the Plot in 2020- either written or digital.
Saturday 21st March ( our first session trying out our new arrangement)
Things to do –
- Planting Shallots on own plot
- Starting onion sets ( white and red ) in see unit trays
- Sowing flower seeds in small pots
- Bunch of flowers for Mothers’ Day
Saturday 14th March – Our opening session of 2020
Outline of the session
- Introduction of children to each other and a tour of the plot to see what has happened over the winter period and notice signs of new growth.
- One plant of rhubarb was covered and left in the dark to force
- Children chose their own individual beds
- Preparation of beds for the season – remove stones; break down lumps of soil with a hand fork; rake level and scatter pellets of chicken manure on to the plot.
- Each child sows 12 broad beans in a 6-tray.
- Each child chooses 3 seed potatoes to take home to chit ( Arran Pilot, Swift, Rocket)