Saturday, 5 April 2014

First plants in!

 We had to double dig the beds to prepare the soil for planting, adding air and breaking down the hard clumps. We then added manure to fertilise the soil.
When the beds were ready we started to plant. We had to dig the hole to the right depth, fork the soil in the hole to make sure the roots can grow properly and then added some compost to help add nutrients. Finally, we put the plants in, pushed the soil down so they are secure and watered them.
We now have rhubarb, strawberries, gooseberry bushes, red currents and black currents.


  1. The allotment looks fantastic. Well done to Mrs Kibblewhite and her team of volunteers who worked so hard during the Easter holidays to add extra features! Keep up the good work Year 6!
    Ms Buckby

  2. I was so inpressed by your fantastic work at the allotment. Very impressive double digging! Keep it up.
    Mrs Kibblewhite