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Green fingered children from Garden City Academy have found room to grow a range of vegetables from seeds in their allotment after a donation from the Jordans Trust in Biggleswade.
The Year 1 to 6 pupils visited the historical site and its unique food and flower gardens to present a collage of vegetables and fruits which the class had all grown from seed and then taken home to eat with their families.
Travel back in time and learn more about the local area and the people who shaped where we are today.
Follow the Jordans history and experience milling and Mills on the River Ivel.
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This year we are trying a new gardening concept, called square foot gardening and small space gardening.
How did it all begin?
This idea was originally developed by Mel Bartholomew and was devised by creating individual foot squares in a grid system (4ft x4ft).
Some people make boxed grids, in effect small raised beds which can be filled with fertile soil.
Its Insect Week and the Meadow at Jordans Mill is looking great, it has an abundance of wildflowers and grasses growing which are attracting all sorts of insects. If you stand still and watch one area, you will see all the different plants like corn cackle, columbine, teasels, oxy-daisies and various types of thistle; it’s the perfect habitat for our diverse eco-system.
The teasel’s have attracted loads of banded demoiselles, a beautiful blue damsel fly with a large black band in the middle of its wings, but also the common blue damsel fly which is an electric blue colour. When the teasels flower, watch out for the beautiful Goldfinches who will be flying in to eat them.