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Planting Potatoes In A Nursery School

Planting Potatoes In A Nursery School

12/01/2010

Planting Potatoes At Nottingham Nursery School
 
 
Nottingham Nursery School is a purpose built nursery education and daycare facility in Radford in Nottingham. As part of the set up of their garden they insisted on creating a large planting area, which they call "The Allotment".

The Allotment

They have lots of plans to develop the garden but for this first year they are allowing the children to explore the new space without the pressure of having to grow lots of new things. Radford is an inner city area which is highly built up and many households have no gardens, so lots of the children at the nursery have no access to private garden space to play in.
Digging for potatoes
They did decide to plant some potatoes this year as it is a good introduction to planting and helps to break up the soil. In the fortnight before the film visit, the children learned about chitting the potatoes, and did some observational drawings of the seed potatoes.
 
Here is a short film about their planting session.
 
 
If you want to plant your own potatoes, you should definitely make use of the brilliant resources on the Potato Council's Potatoes for Schools website. The site is at http://www.potatoesforschools.org.uk/

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