Gardening can be so much fun. Most of the children have enjoyed getting involved in all the processes that are involved with growing fruit and vegetables. We started by talking about what we needed in our raised boxes, like dirt, compost etc, before we could start planting. In the short time between filling them up and planting our first palnts weeds had decided that they would like to grow in our boxes too!! so out with the weeds and in with the plants. We have started with strawberry plants and have started to raise seeds in egg trays to plant out. We have also just planted some flowers and have been discussing companion planting. We encourage anyone with spare time or magic green fingers to come and work alongside the children. We have many more seeds to plant and lots of room. This is also a fabulous opportunity for the children to grow their own healthy food to eat, I wonder what will be the first plant to produce food? Watch this space we will keep you updated. From the team at Manaia Kindergarten.