Thursday, 20 March 2014

Planting Potatoes

Having registered with the grow your own potatoes project we were very excited to receive our potatoes through the post. We left them in the sunlight to toughen up for a bit while the children were fascinated with the shoots already coming out of the potatoes. 

It was then time to get our gardening gloves on! Armed with spades the children spent a long time filling up the black bag with the required amount of soil and then placing their potatoes in gently before covering them up. We talked about the things that the potatoes needed to grow and then took it in turns to add some water. 
After we had planted our potatoes we discussed the nutritious meals we eat that contain potatoes from baked potatoes through to shepherds pie. We now eagerly await the growth of the potatoes!

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