Friday, 23 September 2011

September Harvest

We came back to school in September. There are a lot of green beans. We picked them. There are a lot of weeds.  We pulled them out and put them in a brown bag.  The beans twisted around the corn. The corn stalks fell over so we staked the corn.  The first pumpkin is very small.  There are a lot of tomatoes.  They are green.  We hope they turn red.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

The Whole Picture

The students created this poster to show the never ending cycle of plant to food, to compost, to plant, back to food.
 A group of ELL students has been taking care of a vermi-composter for the past few months.  We were so excited when the worms came in the mail from Cathy's Crawly Composters.  We built them a home, and have been feeding and caring for them.  The students have done such a great job that they have been able to gather a whole bin of compost to help our fruit and vegetable garden grow.  This is a sustainable way of growing food; that means it can go on forever. 

It has been such a pleasure to working with all the students and parents involved!!  I hope we have a bountiful harvest in the fall!!

-Ms. Brewer

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Join the garden club

Join the garden club.


The last blog

Yesterday was our second-last day of gardening club. There were a lot of strawberries in the pots yesterday! The corn, beans, squash, and lettuce grew a lot . K and A made strawberry popsicles for next weeks meeting because next week is going to be the last meeting of the gardening club! Next week we will also have popcorn and we will be talking with each other. The rosebush near the trees had flowers on it. See you next year for the next George Syme garden blog because this is the last update for 2011. See you next year!!!!!!!!

By K and A.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Look what is happening in the garden!

The first strawberry grew on this plant.

The bean started growing.
The strawberries are starting to become red.


We are weeding.


Thursday, 9 June 2011


We were planting Pumpkin Big Max, Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean, and Dakota Black Popcorn.  They were named THE THREE SISTERS.We planted them by building a little hill. Then we planted the beans in the top of the hill and the pumpkin beans were planted at the side of the hill.

Other groups were doing something else. We were putting mulch around the plants in the Scentennial Nature Path. The mulch had to go around the plant looking like a doughnut, because if you put the mulch too close to the stem then it will rot.

by: A.S

Our Lettuce and Snails!

This is the lettuce sprout!
Last week we planted lettuce. To do that we put our fingers into the ground to make holes. Then we put lettuce seeds in the holes. There are ten diffrent kinds of lettuce!!
These snails are from the main garden.  Rachel's snails are named Speedy and Sleepy and Serena's snail is named Mr.Poop Guy.  Serena's snail pooped; it was gross! Some of them were beside the tree.  I hope you can get a snail to have as a pet. Ask your parents if you could have a snail!

By: S.M and R.M

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Life in the gardening club

In the George Syme gardening club we found worms and a big, huge,vicious beatle and snails in the ground.
We did lots of weeding and we checked on our strawberries and one pot had one strawberry.  One strawberry was half eaten by an animal but we think it was ants.We enjoyed it because we worked hard in the gardening club.


Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Strawberries & Weeding


We were weeding in the main garden.   We also collected lily bulbs.

Ms. Conner taught the children how to plant the strawberries in the pots.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Planting Rose Bushes

We used shovels to dig the rose bush.  We moved the rose bush because we are going to plant vegetables.  We used hen poop to help the roots grow strong.  We put compost in the hole too.  We made a pyramid out of the compost and put hen poop at the bottom of the hole.  Next we put the rose bush on the pyramid and then we put compost and soil in the hole.  Then we watered the rose bush.  The flower now is growing; we see the little leaves and flower buds.   

By: L, M and G

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

First Club Meeting

Today we brainstormed ideas of fruits and vegetables we could plant.  Our top choice was strawberries!