Growing Success in our School Garden
The weather last week meant that students from the Eco Team and the Bridge were incredibly busy planting out a variety of vegetables from onions and potatoes to cabbages and carrots. May is the month where night-time temperatures start to increase and this means that plant growth is in full swing. The recently planted fruit trees have started to show signs of leaf formation which is a good indication of a successful planting season. As the polytunnel starts to fill up, so do the outside vegetable beds and all students are looking forward to harvesting over the next few months.
Last week was also the final judging stage of the Royal Horticultural Society School Gardening Team of the Year competition. For this, students had to create a film to ‘bring their school garden to life’ and demonstrate the projects, plans and success of the school garden for a panel of judges. To watch this video please check out the SHVoutdoors instagram page. All students demonstrate and showcase their brilliant efforts over the last 12 months in an eloquent and professional manner – there may be some future tv presenters at SHV!