Our garden box


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Our garden box

  1. 1. Our Garden Box 2009-2010
  2. 2. Garden Boxes <ul><li>All the junior classes have a garden box to look after. </li></ul><ul><li>We have to make sure we take care of the plants we are growing. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Problem #1 <ul><li>Room 8 had to decide what we were going to plant in our garden box. </li></ul><ul><li>We had a sharing time and came up with some ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of our ideas included – </li></ul><ul><li>Strawberries </li></ul><ul><li>Apples </li></ul><ul><li>Oranges </li></ul><ul><li>Roses </li></ul><ul><li>Flowers </li></ul><ul><li>Beans </li></ul><ul><li>… and many more. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Decision <ul><li>We decided to plant vegetables and flowers at the beginning of the year. </li></ul><ul><li>We chose vegetables, so we could eat or cook something; and flowers, so our garden box would look beautiful. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Taking care <ul><li>We all had turns to take care of the garden box. </li></ul><ul><li>We did weeding, so the plants could get all the nutrients from the soil; and watering the plants so they would grow big. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Harvest <ul><li>After a couple of months, it was time to harvest the vegetables. They were a bit overgrown. </li></ul><ul><li>The daisies bloomed and grew really big. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What did we try? <ul><li>Our flowers grew really big too. </li></ul><ul><li>We were able to try some fresh lettuce leaves from our garden. </li></ul><ul><li>The beetroot had to be put in the compost heap though, it was too big! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Problem #2 <ul><li>After clearing out the garden box, we had no plants and we had to decide what we were going to have for our new crop. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Solution <ul><li>After a vote we decided that we would have sunflowers. We all love sunflowers! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Reduce, reuse, recycle <ul><li>Mrs Thompson bought some dwarf sunflower seeds and we reused some plastic jelly containers to sow our seeds. We all had our own sunflower to take care of. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Sowing the seeds
  12. 12. Things to remember <ul><li>We wrote down a list of things we have to do to take care of our sunflowers. </li></ul><ul><li>We had to water our seeds and put them in the sunlight to grow. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Watering the seedlings
  14. 14. Seedlings <ul><li>When they grew into seedlings we put them carefully in our garden box. </li></ul><ul><li>Then we waited for them to grow.. </li></ul><ul><li>We made sure to water them when they needed a drink. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Results <ul><li>About six weeks later we had dwarf sunflowers growing in our garden box. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of us were lucky to take one home. </li></ul>
  16. 16. 2010 - Problem <ul><li>The new classrooms were being built and our garden box was behind bars. </li></ul><ul><li>We cared for our environment until our garden box was freed. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Solution <ul><li>We moved our garden box in front of Room 8. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Crops <ul><li>This year Mrs Karan donated some succulents and Mrs Thompson donated a gardenia plant. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Room 8’s garden box <ul><li>We have to remember to take care of our garden box, by watering the plants and making sure to clear out the weeds if they grow. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Evaluation <ul><li>We found out that we have to do lots to take care of our garden box. </li></ul><ul><li>We have to make sure we all help out together, when we are watering the plants and pulling out weeds. </li></ul><ul><li>It is exciting to be able to eat food you grow yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Who knows what will be planted next year? </li></ul>