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Friday 13th October – What is a seed?

Wonderful session today digging in compost, finishing up a couple of square foot gardening beds, and understanding all about seeds.  We finished the day off with some beautiful scientific drawings of broad bean seeds.  We carefully observed some Aqua Dolce broad bean seeds before recording words to describe them.  We then created observational drawings of them, before making a careful annotated cross section drawing. We learned that seeds have:

  • a coat to protect them (seed coat)
  • are filled with all the food they need to grow (food storage)
  • an embryo that will grow into the plant

In their last gardening session after half term Finchley class will be planting the broad bean seeds alongside the new polytunnel and sowing some seeds for indoor germination.  Enjoy the galleries.

Gardening gallery

Art gallery