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    I've lost a couple of tomato plants in my greenhouse, and my spud tops have been caught too. Not so bothered about mine - I have all summer for my spuds to catch up. That's the trouble with school growing - you want as much as possible to mature before the holidays! Still, they're all 1st earlies, so even if they have to resprout from below we should get something off them before mid July. *crosses fingers*

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarzWix View Post
    I've lost a couple of tomato plants in my greenhouse, and my spud tops have been caught too. Not so bothered about mine - I have all summer for my spuds to catch up. That's the trouble with school growing - you want as much as possible to mature before the holidays! Still, they're all 1st earlies, so even if they have to resprout from below we should get something off them before mid July. *crosses fingers*
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    Now Mrs, you're not Wonder Woman (though I bet you'd look fetching in the outfit!). How many of us would have gone there, on our birthday, to do something for which we get no pay and which we thought would be ok anyway? None! I like the advice about treating it as part of the kids' learning experience.
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    Oh, Sarz. You can't beat yourself up about it.

    I was feeling a little guilty about how much time I 'don't' get to spend preparing and being at the school for my Eco Club, then had a shift in prospective. I'm just giving them a little taster in GYO and eco stuff in general. The results/ harvests aren't going to be adequate for them to feed themselves and their families, or the entire school. Some things will work, some won't. If it wasn't for me, you and all the others that volunteer to do growing in schools, they might not get a chance. Do your best, make it fun, learn from the losses(and let them learn too, Zaz's idea is brilliant....don't tell her but I'm working on a way to steal her brain )...and just hope that at least a handful will be inspired enough to start their own growing projects at home. xxx
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    I did Wonder-woman, aged 10, for a fancy dress. I won nowt

    They were okay about it, and I showed them how to snip the mushy leaves off, then we earthed up where we could and covered with fleece where we couldn't. One poor lass was quite upset because her mum threw away the potato she was growing at home in a polypot because she didn't want to buy compost to fill the pot up So she planted one of my spares in a pot to keep at school
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    If all fails Sarah, would it be feasable to invite them to your lottie in small groups. Or maybe that's not allowed, just a thought.
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    This thread was started with frost disaster, well all our plants for the local horticultural society comp and the plants to sell at the summer fete cooked over the weekend. Crispy petunias anyone?
    Most annoying is the plants from seed grown for the competition as we haven't really got time now to resow and get them flowering by mid July. It was going to be touch as go on the first place. Watered well today and will have to see what has revived tomorrow when we meet.

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    Fingers x'd WendyC.

    It is pretty hard trying to get things growing before your summer holidays over there. Our summer holidays the plants bake so lose some that way. But what survives is good for autumn!
    Hope all the school plants do well from now on.
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