My…haven’t you grown!

12 Jun

After a week away, I’m amazed how much all the planty-things have grown.  We planted 3 broad beans in a jam jar a couple of weeks ago to watch them grow.  When we  left the beans had one small root each, but we came back to this monster:

Broad bean giant

This year we’ve taken part in the Potato Council’s scheme to Grow your own potatoes, with potatoes for schools, specifically for primary schools and home educators!  You get sent a pack like this with everything you need, and off you go.  They’ve got to be harvested by 22nd June, so nearly there!  At the moment they look like this:

Potato plant beauties

The ones on the left are Rockets, and on the right are the Vale Emeralds.  The VEs have flowered while we were away so are looking much prettier!!  The things on the far right are some mainly dead sunflowers and some sickly looking tomato plants…oops.

Registration for 2011 is now open, so register now!!!


Posted by on June 12, 2010 in Home Education, Nature, potato council


2 responses to “My…haven’t you grown!

  1. matthaslam

    June 23, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    It’s awesome seeing the plants and seeds grow – still amazes me! Great education for the kids as well. I’ll have to check out the potato scheme thing. Good blog BTW! : )

    • Schools Out

      June 23, 2010 at 5:42 pm

      Thanks Matt! Growing stuff is cool! I’m a fair weather gardener tho, so we’ve missed out on growing a few bits and pieces because I considered it too cold and wet earlier in the year!! The bean is still on our windowsill, and is now nearly at the top of our window…think we need to plant it out! Definitely recommend the Potato Council thing, the kit is fab, has everything you need, and we had one lot of the potatoes last night – yum!


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