Back in Term 2 Mackenzie’s dad, Peter, joined us in KG to help out. He had the fun job of leading the way with the tomatoes, in the weeding, mulching and planting of sunflower seedlings in the garden bed next to the Prep Maroon shed. Months of watering and nurturing the seedlings saw them grow to become some of the largest sunflowers I have seen. It was such a delight to see Mackenzie proudly show her dad the sunflowers that they had planted and pose for a photo when Peter again joined us last week in the Kitchen Garden.
Cooks made some very colourful vegetable and halloumi (squeaky cheese) kebabs using zucchini, cherry tomatoes and onions that they harvested from the garden and they were devoured very quickly. We also harvested capsicums.
Our poor garden suffered from the heat over the weekend so lots of watering was done to reduce the stress on the plants.
The last two Kitchen Garden lessons will be a celebration of all our hard work so we will be having a KG party with games and party food. You are most welcome to come along and join us for the fun.
Mandy Ward, Kitchen Garden Coordinator