Vege patch kids get ready to grow
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.
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.