We've had such fun every week harvesting veg and sweetpeas for the Village Larder. Have you all been enjoying the produce?
We even managed to process the hugest amazing sack of calendula seeds for the whole community which I collected from a kind garden I work at. Hopefully you all saw the task on db primary, telling you all about them ... that they're a great companion plant, like a best friend to have in the garden & they have amazing medicinal properties too. They even make wonderful skin cream! I used to grow fields of them from seed for Weleda & make tinctures from it for their wonderful baby creams. You can make your own now too! We all hope you came to collect your own envelope of calendula seeds & maybe you even managed to give some to your friends. The seeds are so interesting how they come in 3 different shapes, all which grow the same plant! Let me know how you get on with growing yours! Remember you can sprinkle the flowers on your salads and food or baking.
I LOVE the sweetpeas. Also thought you might find this picture of the lifecycle of a blackberry informative - have you spotted all the different phases on the bramble bushes!? If you start looking closely you'll be able to figure it out; the way they grow from flower to berry, it's amazing! & here's an incredible sky photo.
What amazing things have you spotted in nature recently?
Happy days. Can't believe it's the end of term! You've all been such brilliant superstars. Keep enjoying nature and the fresh air over the summer holidays, hope you can have some fun adventures. You've all done so well. Have fun & I look forward to seeing you next term!
Let me know your nature names! X