The Lizard Lounge

Over the past few months we have been creating a space to encourage species of lizards and insects into the garden to increase our Biodiversity in the school. Logs, stones, rocks, sticks and leaf matter were strategically laid out and then gradually plants were planted. We think lizards will be very happy in their inviting…

SPRING has sprung!

What beautiful weather for a kitchen garden! Rain, sun, warmth and more showers all helping to grow our veggies and fruit and increase the good bug life amongst it all! The end of Term 3 saw us tasting the very first Snowpeas and Beans picked straight from the vine, as well sampling Borage flowers. They…

July has suddenly become August!

Wow, the cold weather and beautiful rain has arrived and August is upon me after July raced by! Out in our Kitchen Garden it looks gorgeously green and lush thanks to the regular downpours and care of the students. The plants have slowed down in this colder period and many are resting….meanwhile we have been…

Winter…

May and June have seen us planting Spinach, Broccoli, Snapdragon flowers, Broadbean and Pea seeds in the Hothouse, that grew into seedlings and are now growing in our garden. Over the next few months Peas and Sweetpeas will steadily climb the student created supports. Rosemary cuttings we took in March grew strong roots and we…

Designing and building our Plant Hospital

The Year 4/5/6 LC’s have been designing the layout for our Plant Hospital. It is a completely student-led project creating a space for injured and sick plants, addressing pest & disease issues, soil acidity and different growing mediums.

Broadbeans slowly coming up!

Broadbeans are slowly making their way through the mulch after being planted a few weeks ago. They are known also as Fava beans and are in the Fabaceae family along with peas and beans. They are high in protein and fibre and delicious eaten straight from the plant!

Welcome! First term & beyond..

Welcome to the BEPS Kitchen Garden blog page! Hi, I’m Ange, the Garden Educator. I have absolutely loved teaching, gardening and learning with BEPS students since starting. It seems as if every Tuesday and Wednesday this year so far have been perfect days to be out in the garden! First term produced some incredible Botanical…

Autumn…

As the leaves start dropping along with the temperature, students have been involved in planting Brussel Sprout, Spinach and Pea seeds in the Hothouse which will be transplanted soon into the garden. Designing and building a Plant Hospital is well underway as well as creating bamboo structures for Perfumed Sweet Peas to climb up in…