Category Archives: Our Allotment

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Allotment Weekly – w/c 1 July

The allotment is giving us plenty to harvest and eat at the moment. It is carrot, raspberry and pea season. Not too much of the fruit and veg is getting to the kitchen because it all tastes so good, we are eating it straight away! We are having a lovely warm spell of weather and […]

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Allotment Weekly – w/c 10 June

There are lots of good things to tell you about this week. We entered a pallet garden into Gardening Scotland at the end of May, and the children got a Gold Award for their efforts. The theme decided upon by Pre-school was a ‘Night and Day’ garden. This worked very well as can be seen […]

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Allotment Weekly – w/c 29 April

We have been celebrating ‘National Gardening Week’ with this year’s theme being ‘Love the produce that you grow’. We put up a small display on the allotment gate of the fruit and veg which we like growing and eating. There was no shortage of ideas. The poly tunnel crops are coming on really well and […]

Allotment Weekly – w/c 8th April

The growing season is in full swing now and we can’t plant enough seeds quick enough. The poly tunnel is getting very full with germinating seeds in their trays. Some crops have been sown directly into the poly tunnel soil so we can get early crops of radish, spinach, peas and lettuce. All three groups […]

Allotment Weekly – w/c 1 April

Allotment News for week beginning 1st April The weather has been very changeable this week, moving swiftly from sunshine to hail storms. It has been difficult to get all age groups to the allotment due to the intermittent weather conditions.  Preschool made it to the allotment, however, they were read stories and had some snacks […]

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Allotment Weekly – w/c 25 March

We have had great weather this week and it finally feels like time to really get going with planting and sowing seeds. So Pre-School have planted radishes and spinach seeds, and the Babies have planted lily bulbs in pots.  The onions, peas and other flowers planted a few weeks ago are doing well. The Pre-School […]

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Allotment Weekly – w/c 4th March

This week, we have been doing our gardening jobs at the nursery, mainly because it has been a very wet week! I recorded 1.5 inches of rain in our rain gauge at the allotment. The Pre-School group have planted red onions in trays and laid out King Edward and Charlotte potatoes to chit. They will […]

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Allotment Weekly – w/c 11 February

I have been tidying the allotment up ready for all age groups to come to the allotment next week. We have also had new peat free compost and wheelbarrows delivered.  This week the Pre-School group chose a woodland play session. We had lovely weather and great adventures which involved making a number of dens. The tweenies […]

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Allotment Weekly – w/c 4th February

We were back at the allotment this week with the Pre-School group. Again, everyone was delighted to be there and it seemed to give us a sense of freedom and enjoyment. Everyone got busy feeding the robins, digging, water colour painting, reading stories and using the loppers to cut up hedge clippings. We are also […]

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Allotment Update – W/C 7 January

Happy New Year to everyone. I wanted to let you know what is happening at the allotment at the moment. Some crops, such as our garlic, onions, leeks and beetroot, are doing well. I harvested some leeks and beetroot today and the Babies will be washing them tomorrow ready for cooking them up for lunch. […]