Once we had weeded the Mercy gardens we wanted to plant them. Mrs de Koning bought some vegetable plants and some flowering plants. We looked at them in class adn talked about the different parts of the plant. We could see the roots, stems, leaves and flowers on the plants.
Mrs Bucheler and Whaea Bronwyn. We took our gardening tools and gloves with us. We were very excitied t be going oout into the sunshiny day to do gardening! Here we go!
Next we took turns to make holes for the small plants to grow in. Here is a short video about making them.
We watched each other as we waited for our chance to plant a seedling. Have a look how we did it!
We had to be careful with the tools we were using so we did not hurt ourselves or anyone else. It was fun carefully putting the plant into the soil and pressing it in around the roots to hole the plant firmly in place.
Mrs B helped us all, sharing out the seedling plants and offering us help and advice as we worked on our project.
Can you see that the garden had no weeds in it? We will have to continue pulling out the weeds as our plants grow so that they do not take the food, water and light from our vegetable plants.
We planted the seedlings in lines. The same type of plants we put in together. We made sure there was room between them so they could grow.
The garden began to fill. We were pleased with the job we were doing. It will be nice to see the garden grow over the next weeks.
Come and see the gardens by the tennis courts. We like working in the Mercy Gardens.
Thank you Mrs B and Whaea Bronwyn for helping us. You are both very good gardeners!