Gardening Club is up and running again this term and will be involved in creating a fantastic garden this year with the leadership and guidance of Mrs Epurescu.
Previous efforts by our Gardening Club saw the pupils entering a competition ran by the John Innes centre to grow the tallest wheat plant. The children decided to investigate the effect of different nutrients on the wheat seeds. They used orange juice, energy drink, water, cola and plant food as nutrients and can conclude that, suprisingly, water is the best for plant growth. Plant food was unsuccessful because they didn’t dilute it.
They met with an arable farmer from the local area to ask him questions about the best methods for growth and how to encourage the wheat to grow tall; he suggested supporting it against a stake to encourage the leaves to grow up, not out.
Our tallest plant measured 59cm with the winning wheat being grown by the Clare school measuring 66cm. Well done to all those children who took the time each day to water these plants and plot their growth.