Vege patch kids get ready to grow

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE - Shirley Way shirley.way@cnbtimes.com.au

DE­LI­CIOUS win­ter veg­eta­bles will grace the ta­bles and fill the cooking pots at St Joseph’s Pri­mary School soon.

Prin­ci­pal Ben Gray said the stu­dents pre­pared

veg­etable beds dur­ing Term 1, ahead of plant­ing in Term 2.

“They’ve put a bit of hay to top dress it for now just to keep the nu­tri­ents in the soil,” Mr Gray said.

“We’ll plant at the start of Term 2 and that way we’ll have that 10 weeks of con­tin­ual sup­port, wa­ter­ing and nur­tur­ing.”

Iso­bella Bryant said the gar­den beds were made by last year’s Year 6-7 class.

“They were putting ve­g­ies in it and sell­ing them at brekkie club,” Iso­bella said.

“The gar­den got a bit messy over the hol­i­days.”

Matt Roth and Elle Colvin said quite a few of this year’s Year 6-7 class had helped to main­tain the gar­den beds over the hol­i­days, par­tic­u­larly af­ter the rain.

“We want to plant car­rots, sil­ver­beet, cherry toma­toes, beet­root, let­tuce, snow­peas and drag­on­fruit,” Elle said.

To raise money for seedlings, the school has sold pump­kins and wa­ter­mel­ons that had been do­nated, with more than $100 raised to date.

The class wrote and de­liv­ered a let­ter of thanks last week, amid an­tic­i­pa­tion of the tastes of win­ter soon to be har­vested.

PHOTO: SHIRLEY WAY

GREEN THUMBS: The vegie gar­dens at St Joseph's Pri­mary School, Gayn­dah, have been dug over and mulched to pre­pare for next term's plant­ing.

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