Digging for Victory

Lower and Upper II have been planting potatoes this term. They began by chitting them (encouraging the potatoes to sprout before planting them) during February in Key Worker School. Ten days later, when everyone was back in school, the potatoes were planted in potato bags in the playground. The girls embraced the dirt and enjoyed using their hands to fill the bags and bury the two varieties of potatoes.

In Upper II, a rota of potato prefects ensure that the potatoes are checked each day. If any potatoes have become exposed, more compost is added on top. We hope to harvest our crop at the end of June; as that day grows nearer, we will start to research delicious potato-based recipes that we can cook with them as part of our World War II topic.