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We are Amisadai and Louisa Monger (aged 12 and 10). In 2010, we moved to Tanzania in Africa - look at the map below to see if you can find it! We hope you will enjoy reading about our adventures and looking at our photos! Please don't forget to send us a message too!



Sunday, 21 April 2013

Bag Gardens and a NEW Website!

We have finished learning about the Rainforest now. All the things we learned we put together and made into a website. Well, we did all the writing and typing up, but Mum had to help us with putting it all on the website. It was a bit tricky. It is called Rainforest Explorers and you can find it at www.rainforestexplorers.webs.com

Did you see how to make a Keyhole Garden? Our keyhole garden is doing well, rows of seedlings are growing. The tomatoes are doing extremely well! There is a lot of weeding to do. I pulled some up. Mum did the rest!

Here are the instructions on how to make a bag garden. These are multi-storey gardens! They are good to put near houses in the village where there isn't much space or much water and also it's something kids can look after! You can do as many as you like and put them anywhere!

How to Make a Bag Garden

1. Collect lots of small stones. And have a load of soil and compost mixed together (2:1)

Collecting stones
2. Put an empty tin with both ends taken off in the bottom of a sack. We used a medium-size old flour sack. Fill the tin with stones.

3. Pack the soil around the tin and then take the tin out.

Filling the sack with stones in the tin can and soil all around.
The first layer.


4. Move the tin up, and repeat steps 2-3 until the sack is filled with a central column of stones and a soil-compost mix.

All the way up with stones and soil

5. Support your bag with two sturdy sticks either side.

6. Cut holes in the sack (this is a bit fun).


Cutting the holes


Lots of holes

7. Plant seeds or seedling in the holes and on top.

8. Water your bag garden regularly from the top, directly onto the column of stones. This filters water throughout the bag garden.
Watering

9. Harvest a regular supply of vegetables!


(see how ours is coming along!)

(These instructions come from "Send-a-Cow")

2 comments:

  1. Dear Amisadai and Louisa,
    I have just been looking at Rainforest Explorers, and I think it's great. I tried to leave a comment, but the guest book isn't working :-( . This is what I tried to say: I really enjoyed learning about rainforests from your website - you have done a great job! The only rainforest that I have been to (apart from under the glass at the Living Rainforest in Hampstead Norreys!) was on Fraser Island. Fraser Island is a huge sand island in Queensland, Australia. We travelled in a big 4WD bus through part of the rainforest and on to the beach, which we shared with aeroplanes landing and taking off. The bit I remember best was when we walked into a clearing, and a dingo wandered up to inspect us!
    All the best, Mr Bowen

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  2. Dear Mr Bowen,
    Thank you for your comment! We have now got the cement and they are ready to start building the foundation for the stove at the Secondary school. They are all very excited about getting a new stove!

    Your trip to Australia sounds like you had lots of fun and it is funny when the dingo came to inspect you!

    Louisa had a fun birthday last Wednesday and a fun rainforest party as well. I think she will write a blog later about her birthdays. Thank you so much, 😎😊
    with love from
    Amisadai

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