We’ve been getting on with planting our vegetables in the Walled Garden at Gillies Hill Community Woodland this week. We’ve been planting the beans, turnips, carrots, courgettes, onions and beetroot that we sowed before the Easter holidays. So far we have filled one of the beds where the old greenhouses used to be. Next week we hope to get our raised bed planted too!
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Its Good to Grow
We were very happy to unwrap the parcels we received from Morrisons as part of their Its Good to Grow campaign. Thank you to everyone who collected tokens for us. We are excited to be making plans to grow in the Walled Garden at Gillies Hill Community Woodland
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Smoothies, Beetroot Soup and Soda Bread
We’ve been continuing to harvest some fruit and vegetables from our garden and hedgerows. Today we made a smoothie for snack and, instead of our usual sourdough bread, made soda bread. We pulled some beetroot and spring onions from the garden and made them into soup. All of our children came back for seconds!
The beetroot in our garden is ready for harvesting so we picked 2 and took them into the playroom to wash (we brought some ants in too so we had to take them back out) and grate. (We tasted some and decided it tasted really good). We put some into today’s bread dough and it made the dough bright pink. Once it was cooked it wasn’t quite as pink as when we pot it in to the oven but you can still see the evidence of the beetroot there. It had an earthy beetroot taste (strangely enough 🤣) but was still quite pleasant. The children definitely preferred their “normal” bread but we will be experimenting more soon!