Our Kitchen Garden Bed

Our Kitchen Garden bed is growing really well.  You can see the carrots popping their little orange bits above the soil, while their green frilly tops dance in the wind.

You can see the goodness in the dark green of the broccolli leaves, growing bigger and brighter every day.

And, you can see the white butterfly flowers of the snowpeas fluttering in the breeze as they think about turning into pea pods, now that we’ve got the plants climbing up our new made up fence….

It’s all about food – growing our own organic, healthy food right here to eat very soon.

Hmmm….I wonder if these are all living things?  Check the other posts and songs and decide for yourself if they have all the characteristics of living things!  😎

Mrs Veary

The Kitchen Garden

 Sasha wrote about our visit down to the kitchen garden.  Great job, Sasha!

On Thursday 24th May 2012 Room 6 went down to the kitchen garden and the kitchen. We are the first Year 3 class to be able to visit the garden and will be able to use the new kitchen later in the year.

On our visit we learnt some amazing facts about the kitchen garden.

These are the facts that Room 6 learnt:

1. The kitchen garden grows winter, summer autumn and spring produce.
2. You can make new strawberry plants out of the bottom of a strawberry plant.

3. Worms turn scraps of food into good nutrients for the garden.
4. A compost lasagna is called a compost lasagna because it has lots and lots of layers like a lasagna.

We all enjoyed our visit to the garden, learnt lots of new things and hope we can visit again soon.


I know India was wondering about the scarecrow competition…so a quick update. Mr Mcleod has not judged the competition yet, but Lee is living with his scarecrow friends in the Kitchen Garden. We hope he is working hard during the holidays to keep all those birds off the yummy vegies!
Mrs. Veary 🙂


What amazing students we have in Room 6! They heard about the Scarecrow Challenge and decided that together we could build a fantastic scarecrow – but we would ALL have to help and bring in things to put together to make him.
This is the result – Lee Scarecrow. He is good looking (in a scarecrowy way), tall and very hard-working! He is going to be so happy in the Kitchen Garden as he has his gloves on ready for action, and a packet of seeds in his pocket! Mr. Mcleod does need help, and this tall, strong denim-boy looks like the perfect helper!
Well done, everybody! All the things you each did, bringing in materials, helping to build him or stuff the body to give him his shape, only worked because you are all IMPORTANT PARTS OF A WHOLE! An excellent lesson in how much more we can do together!
Mrs. Veary 🙂
P.S. I am so proud of your efforts, I’ve published him on the Community Blog too!

Lee Scarecrow

Lee Scarecrow