Squiggles Nursery have decided to take on a raised bed to help the children learn about plants and where food comes from. The pictures below show some of children helping us plant and sow during the year.
In April, children from the nursery visited us to view the results of their efforts back in the autumn and to sow vegetable seeds ready for the summer. They enthusiastically sowed, Broad Beans Carrots, French Beans Radish and Peas. The latter were sown in a large pot so that they can monitor their growth daily outside the nursery.
In June, the children popped over to see how their veg had grown and to taste some raw broad beans. Surprisingly several of them liked them. They pulled a few carrots and then, helped by the Gardening Elves (PGS Members!) they planted a range of bedding plants in their flower bed. See pictures below.
As the season turns to winter, we’ve been able to provide our little helpers from the nursery with a small pot of bulbs for them to take home and watch grow. Hopefully this will keep them interested until next spring, when they can help us again.
Squiggles were delighted to receive the letter below from someone who was obviously pleased with their efforts!
Seed sowing in April 2022
Feedback from one of the parents: My daughter goes to squiggles. Today they planted bulbs with you. She had such a lovely time and has told us all that she learnt today. Thank you very much and we love spending time at the wellness garden.