Student Vegetable Plots
How are the vegetables cultivated?
As part of their Kew Diploma course, the students are marked on the way they cultivate and manage their vegetable plots.
During autumn, they prepare the soil by digging the beds and adding compost. In January, they produce a cropping plan to show which vegetables will be planted where and when, and how often they will be harvested or replaced. Preparation for sowing seeds begins in March. Throughout the season, the students keep the plots tidy and weed-free, while ensuring that their crops are healthy and harvested at regular intervals.
These plots are assessed after they have been dug in November and then again at monthly intervals from March until August.
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The soil is prepared students dig the beds and add vital compost
A cropping plan is produced this lists what will be planted where and how often they will need harvesting and replacing.
Thompson and Morgan generously provide seeds for the plots and the students begin to sow.
Crops must be kept healthy and harvested at the right times.
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