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…!

Beautiful Brassicas

This week we planted plug plants in the garden with Ben. We planted cabbage, kale and spinach. These are winter plants. We put our plants under cloches to protect them from the rain, wind and frost. We learnt about plants that are called brassicas and found out that kale and cabbage are both brassicas. Brassicas […]

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Making Compost

How great are compost heaps?! We have been learning about composting today. We watched a program about composting. It taught us how to compost and about the benefits of using a compost heap in College. We have 3 of them in our College garden. This morning Jamie and Ben brushed up the leaves in the […]

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Pumpkin Soup

Today we harvested our Sixth Form Pumpkin. We harvested the pumpkin from our College garden. We scooped the seeds out of the pumpkin and put them to roast in the oven on a tray. We cut the pumpkin in half and chopped it up. We chopped up an onion and fried it in a little […]

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