Our School Fruit and Vegetable Garden
Just some examples of the food that we have grown so far are potatoes, carrots, beetroot, cabbages, rainbow chard, turnips, radishes, parsnips, leeks, cauliflower, green broccoli, purple broccoli, onions, sprouts, peas, beans, lettuce, tomatoes, scallions, rhubarb, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, lots of herbs and even edible flowers!
We have two big harvest days every year, one in September and one in June. On Harvest Day each class is brought down to the school garden and every girl gets to pick some of the delicious organic fruit or vegetables to taste or to bring home for dinner!
Terry, who kindly set up and looks after the vegetable garden for us, has also built a composting section beside the five raised beds. This contains a general compost area, a leaf mould compost area and a seaweed compost area. This ensures that we always have lots of nutritious organic fertiliser ready to use.
Take a look at the photo slideshow to see pictures of our fantastic school garden. You can see us picking some of the delicious fruit and vegetables during Harvest Day and you can even see some photos of the vegetable garden way back when it was first being built!
It's blooming time for plants as they have been drinking in sunshine over the summer months. Apples and blackberries are ripe, and pumpkins nearly are too. @AislingTM visited @stbrigids_gns, whose garden flowered very nicely this year with one impressive crop. Check this out! pic.twitter.com/xX9YXkjA4B— RTÉ news2day (@news2dayRTE) October 2, 2020