[Editor – This is The Bossy Chooks in the Garden’s second post and it poured on their day for Garden. They have made the most of no real Garden lesson with this post. They were also super excited to get their journalist badges, as you can see in this photo.]
Rainy Day Jobs
Splash! Splash! as we walked through the garden. “Oh, I hope the camera doesn’t get wet,” said Holly with a really worried look.
“I’ll take care of it.”
We came around the corner and saw Capsicums with Terri, cleaning the compost buckets. She said, “Holly, get ready to take pictures.” Click! Click!
“What do we do next Terri?” we wondered.
“Go take pictures of the over-flowing water tank”.
Wow! The water water tank was really overflowing. “I didn’t expect it to be that full. Well, we have had a lot of rain lately.”
The Capsicums’ next job was to rake the chickens’ doo-doo, which is used for compost.
Even if it was pouring, hailing or raining, some jobs still just have to be done!
“Eugh!” I said. “I’m gonna smell like soggy chicken.” Well, at least it’s not soggy dog. If you have a dog, then you probably know that wet dog smells horrible. Anyway, still… soggy chicken… “Gross!” I held the chicken still, so that Dylan could feed the chicken the mashed-up muffin.
In our kitchen garden program we like to recycle as much as we can. These delicious blueberry muffins would’ve been leftovers from the kitchen. How this is recycled is like this. The chicken turns it into eggs, which we then use in the kitchen to make yummy food. If they don’t turn it into eggs, they turn it into manure that goes into the compost, that goes onto the plants in the garden. That’s how a beautiful organic garden works!
What does a chicken have in common with a band?
Why didn’t the chicken cross the road?
Because KFC was on the other side!
Why didn’t the chicken cross the playground?
To get to the other slide.
What flower grows on your face?
Top Tips for Gardeners
Ella asked Google for some handy tips and this is what she selected for you.
Do you want to keep your garden healthy? Well, I’ve got some tips for you!
Size: If you’re new to vegetable gardening, start small and grow just a handful of crops.
Location: Good site selection is another important consideration. Most vegetables, herbs and fruits need at least eight to ten hours of sunlight each day in order to crop well.
Soil: You’ll also want to pay attention to your soil, as healthy soil is essential for healthy plants. In a new garden site, a soil test kit will reveal what nutrients need to be added to the soil, as well as whether the soil pH needs to be adjusted.
All of these tips we’ve told you link to the things we do in Garden at school.
By Ella B.
Written and photos by Garden Journalists in T12: Harper, Rosie, Holly and Ella B; Posted by D. Veary