College Gardening Blog

Welcome to the Mayfield Sixth Form Gardening Blog

Here at the Sixth Form College we love getting out and about in the local environment and especially like learning in our garden.  We grow a variety of plants including fruit, vegetables and flowers.  This is a blog about how we can learn in the outside environment and also how we are developing the College garden.

We will be adding photographs, artwork, recipes and pupil’s written work to the blog on a regular basis.  We hope you enjoy reading our blog as much as we enjoy making it…!

Greenhouse Planting

This week Adam prepared early potatoes to encourage them to sprout before planting. He placed them on a tray and we will wait for them to sprout. We also re-potted some lettuce seedlings. Adam mixed some compost and we sowed the lettuce seeds. The greenhouse should protect the seedlings from the cold weather. The soil […]

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Beetroot and Salad Seeds

Today we harvested the beetroot we have been growing in the garden. Jacob used a trowel to dig up the beetroots and we put the leaves in the compost. In the kitchen we washed the beetroot, then used a knife to cut off the roots. After that, we used a peeler to peel the beetroot […]

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Growing Salad Sprouts

We wanted to grow some fresh salad indoors because outside was so wet. It has been raining for ages! We put two tablespoons of salad seeds in some tepid water to soak overnight. The next day we drained the water and rinsed the seeds a few times over the next few days. We will keep […]

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Fir Cone Bird Feeders

Jamie and Ben walked to the local shop to buy some lard. They returned to the college and used the microwave to melt it. When it was ready they mixed the lard with some bird seed and then pushed it into the fir cones. We used ribbon to tie the fir cones. Sion took the […]

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