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Academy Gardeners

7 Elm have spent this term growing a variety of flowers and vegetables in the Academy’s specially designed raised beds.  Before they could plant anything new, the class had to clear all the weeds from the beds and make the sure soil was ready for planting.  

They designed one bed with a range of summer bedding out plants and the rest were planted with vegetables, including pumpkins, tomatoes, aubergines, peppers, broad beans, peas, french beans and sweetcorn.  They also sowed carrot and radish seeds.  This week they harvested their first radish.  

Throughout the term they have maintained the beds by weeding and watering the plants.  The only downside was the local squirrels developed a taste for the strawberries which meant the students were deprived of their delicious crop!

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