We started our school year August 11th and we are ready to work with our project! We studied what`s growing in the garden. Pupils loved to pick potatoes, carrots, berries, apples ect.
Despite our efforts to keep every plant alive the weather was very hot and worked against us. Especially during Easter vacation when the school was closed nobody could water the plants for about 5 days. We tried to save them these past two weeks. As you can see from the pictures the survivors are the beans from Germany and Italy. Plants from Poland are struggling to overcome the heat, while beans from Scotland did not make it at all. We decided to plant the Finnish beans next Autumn and see how they will do in our winter time.
We have planted the beans you gave us in Finland about a month ago in pots outside. They are doing excellent. There has been good weather and that helped a lot. We water them everyday and hope that the heat will not burn them. If everything goes fine, by the end of the school year we plan to harvest, cook and eat them. It was a nice idea to try out this activity after all.