Green Manures

February 11, 2018

Mrs Duke has been learning a lot from Goli.  We have been growing bean plants, but not as a food source for us… but for the soil!  Growing vegetables takes a lot of nutrients out of the soil and so we need to replace these.  The gardening club had the task of digging over the […]


Winter salad & garlic

February 11, 2018

The winter salad survived the snow, frost and gales but the poor poly tunnel took a real battering!  The garlic is growing well and our green manures, which are being grown to feed the soil are almost ready to be dug in.


Early beans and pea sowing

February 11, 2018

Reception and Year 1 have been planting seeds with Mrs Duke.   Goli has also been very busy planting with her afternoon sessions in Year 2 & 3. They are getting the beans and peas ready for planting by soaking them in garlic water.  This stops them getting eaten so readily by pests and birds.  […]


Making compost

February 11, 2018

The gardening clubs have been collecting plant debris to start making their own compost.  They have also collected dead leaves so they can produce leaf mould to feed the soil and growing plants.  We are gardening organically and never use chemicals in our food growing areas.


Pumpkin Excitement!

February 11, 2018

We managed to grow a whopper of a pumpkin.  The school kitchen were really surprised by how large it had become. Weighing nearly 4 KGs, it was used in a vegetable lasagne to feed the pupils.  


What do healthy plants need to grow?

February 11, 2018

Year 2 visited the allotment to try and identify what healthy plants needed to grow.  They found examples of unhealthy plants and were able to compare them to healthier ones.


We have an allotment!

February 11, 2018

Barn Croft is very pleased to announce that we have acquired a plot at Honeybone Allotments.  This site will extend our growing capability and provide our kitchen with even more fresh food for the pupils to enjoy.  Part of the plot will also be used for outdoor learning opportunities.