An unusually hot start to Autumn meant that some of our plantings in KG didn’t go according to plan! Classes raised lots of seeds into seedlings that were planted out late last term. Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and other winter crops were planted in our beds only to succumb to the heat as they shriveled and died. Plan B had to come into play; we had to purchase seedlings and try again, this time with more success. All we have to do now is keep the white cabbage moths away before their caterpillars start munching our second attempt! Gardening, like many things, has its trials and tribulations!
Cooks made Anzac biscuits and learnt the story of the humble biscuits origins. Women would make the biscuits and send them to the soldiers in WW1 as they would stay fresh and edible for many months to be enjoyed by the soldiers.
Our theme in KG for this term is ‘The origin of our food’. Classes are learning about fresh whole food and processed foods and the reasons as to why many foods are preserved and processed and some of the techniques used. We have experiments set up involving fresh tomatoes, tomato sauce and semi dried tomatoes and we will observe the changes that occur to each over the next few weeks.
We are still looking for donations of adult sized gumboots; if you are able to help please let me know.
Until next fortnight, Happy Gardening!
Mandy Ward, Kitchen Garden Coordinator