Stobhill School Garden
In January of this year the pupils discussed with the teacher the design and layout of
the garden incorporating walking paths, raised planters, hanging baskets and a
In February we employed a builder put in concrete foundations and construct
our greenhouse. Also around this time we purchased new watering cans, garden forks, trowels, gardening gloves,
buckets, a composter and quality compost,
The pupils prepared the raised beds for planting buy turning the soil and rotating
existing crops from one bed to another.
They planted Peas, Spring onions, Beetroot, Carrots and Lettuce Gardening in the
planters and covered them with bubble wrap fleeces to protect them from frost.
We also planted similar vegetables in our new Greenhouse to compare the difference
with vegetables growing in this warmer environment.
We planted flowers from seed and placed these in hanging baskets around the garden
The Glasgow Schools Children’s Garden donated an apple tree which the pupils
planted and it is currently already blossoming.
They are always jobs to do in the Garden such as weeding, watering, collecting litter and preventing pests such as ,
rabbits , birds and snails from getting access to plants.
Some of the vegetables have grown very successfully in the greenhouse such as carrots and beetroots. These have been planted outside
now that the night frosts have passed and the warmer days are here.
Jobs still to be done are harvesting and then planting low maintenance, insect
attracting plants. These plants grown to enrich the soil, the plants can be lifted and
chopped up and mixed back into the compost where it will rot down in time for next
The pupils who worked in the garden this year have all received a
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