School garden project – Maria Montessori

On Friday we went to the garden to saw carrots. We know they need a lot of space and depth to germinate  so we tried hard and we hope they can grow healthy.

On Wednesday we transplanted some garlic plants to a bigger and better place for them to grow properly.

We had a lot of fun both days!

by Alba Alemany

 

E xa temos algunhas ideas para ampliarmos a horta aproveitando recursos e o espazo do que dispoñemos. A clase Maria Montessori está deseñando un “Vertical Garden” de aromáticas  e un “Upside Down Garden” de flores. Seguro que E. Curie tamén ten boas ideas!

Dealing with plants – Natural Science 5th E. Curie

 

 

 SCHOOL GARDEN PROJECT

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Dealing with plants

 

  • Tomato plants with problems: weather conditions? lack of water?  How can we save them??

 

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If a plant stays in one pot for too long, it becomes pot-bound. This means that its roots fill the pot and they can’t take food or water from the compost, so it starts to die.

If our plant becomes pot-bound, we have to spread out its roots and pot it on. It might not survive, but…

 

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Sowing red cabbage seeds

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What we need:

– containers with drainage holes or pots

– seed compost

– selection of seeds

– a mini-greenhouse

– water

 

1. Fill a container with the compost. Use something to press the surface and make it flat

2. Sow the seeds.

3. Sprinkle more compost over them under they are covered with just a very thin layer.

4. Spray the seeds.

 

Sowing seeds! – 5th Grade Maria Montessori (group 1)

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Growing from seeds is satisfying, particularly when you see the little shoots emerging from the soil and, with your care and attention, developing into nice and healthy plants. In our school we only grow organic untreated seeds!

Planting outdoors:

Today, some of our 5th Grade students went to the school garden for the first time in 2016!

To plant seedling outside, dig holes in rows beween 1 and 30 cm apart, depending on the plant. In our case we planted carrots.

Procedure:

1. Prepare the soil and use a stick to make a perfect line.

2. Use the shovels to dig the holes.

3. You must water the planted area regularly, but don’t drown it!

As the seedling grow they may need thinning out. Pull out the weaker ones.

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We didn’t label the rows of planted seeds because we want other students to guess what they are.

And here’s the exciting plan for next week!

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Planting indoors:

It’s spring, but we will start off some of our seedlings indoors to avoid the danger of frost.

What we need:

– containers with drainage holes or pots

– seed compost

– selection of seeds

– a mini-greenhouse

– water

 

Procedure:

1. Fill a container with the compost. Use something to press the surface and make it flat

2. Use a sieve to make a fine layer of compost over the soil. Sow the seeds about 1 cm apart.

3. Sprinkle more compost over them under they are covered with just a very thin layer.

4. Spray the seeds regularly, but keep moist, not wet.

 

Day 2: planting organic beans and butternut pumpkins (6th R. M. Aller)

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“Yesterday we went to the school garden to mix the compost bin, pick up the weeds and mix the soil. We worked very hard and now it looks much better!

When we picked up the weeds we had to be very careful because there are other good plants like strawberries or cabbages.

Today we finished mixing the soil and picking up the weeds. We planted some organic seeds of beans and butternut pumpkins. We used our hands and some gardening tools.

I love going to the school garden!”

by Sofía F. C.