Our primary students created a garden-patch of their own! It is a short growing season in the northern part of Sweden. Therefore, you must sow seeds indoors in small pots until the weather gets warmer and you can plant your crops outdoors in a garden-patch. In groups of four they decided what vegetables, herbs and flowers they wanted to grow. Before sowing they learnt about the different species and the specific growing conditions. Time for sowing! The students filled pots and egg cartoons with soil to put their seeds in. And after that they waited and waited and waited… until one day when the first little green leaf appeared. An important part of the garden-patch project is to document the procedure in a diary. The work combined a lot of subjects; biology, maths and Swedish.
It was an important and happy day when the students took their crops and got outdoors to plant them. Returning after summer holidays they were welcomed by a green and lush garden!