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::: veggie patches


We are enjoying seeing the enthusiasm that many kinders have for their fruit and vegetable patches.

There are different sorts of course, some on a small scale in tyres and tubs …

others in raised beds …

 

while others we have found in rather sophisticated gardens!

We are told that the children at Holy Trinity Kindergarten were totally involved in the planting, feeding, watering and eating of the vegetables planted in their thriving veggie patch.

The addition of a scarecrow made by the children makes it lots of fun!

They also had the addition of beautiful smelling herbs in pots, which they called their Sensory Garden.

At most centres we have seen compost bins in use, indicating that we as teachers are working hard to get the recycle, reuse message out to children.

Involving the children in the journey of preparing, planting, caring, harvesting and eating in the garden is such a wonderful learning experience for everybody …


and what a joyful way to bring our children back to basics!

 

Post Script

Due to a few concerns in the comments on this post

we recommend you read this article

before planting your vegetables in old tyres!


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4 Responses to “veggie patches”

  1. avatar DVigh says:

    I’ve heard that planting edibles in tires can cause the vegetables to absorb the toxins from the tire. This information was given to me in a gardening workshop so I thought I would pass the information along to those thinking about using tires for planters.

    ::: WOW! We haven’t heard that before Danielle … Thanks for sharing. :) :)

  2. avatar finleysmaid says:

    I love that children can get stuck into the mud and get growing…i have 3 allotments of my own which we sometimes visit (when they are in a fit state!) but i am planning to have lots of planting spaces in my new pre-school garden so very excited!

    ::: That does sound exciting Finleysmaid … Good luck with it! :) :)

  3. avatar renee says:

    ouch. Please please don’t eat the food grown in the tyres. they contain all sorts of “interesting” chemicals including lead and arsnic. older tyres are even worse, they have broken down more and leech more into the surrounding soil.

    ::: Thank you Renee we have this information on our Facebook age but I will add it to the blog post too! :) :)

  4. avatar kristin says:

    yes, there were the same concerns shared when i posted photos of our kiddos playing with old tires…we have 15 of them in the yard and they are perfect for stacking and rolling down the hill!

    ::: Tyres are awesome fun to play with Kristin, we always had many tyres in our yard … Just not to good for veggies in hey?! :) :)

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