Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy new year Reynolds elementary gardeners!

I hope that you all enjoyed the break!  Certainly the garden enjoyed all the cool weather we have had over the past month.  Even though it is sad to lose many of our mild weather plants, the reality is that their productive cycle was over and we enjoyed many of their fruits.  The tomatoes, green beans, and peppers have been pulled up and added to the compost.  We are making room for new plant varieties for the spring, believe it or not we need to start our plants next month! 

Right now our cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, beets, and lettuce are all still doing very well and I believe we will have some tasty vegetables to cook up soon!

Teachers, please take the kids out to see how the cauliflower and broccoli are slowly growing into large heads in the middle of the leaves, you can take measurements each week and calculate how much they grow each week.

Also, for those classes that would be interested in participating in growing seedlings in their classroom which we will then transplant into the garden, please let me know.  This form of growing has great success and can be a fun hands on project inside the classroom!

I will be in the garden this Friday at 9:45 for anyone who would like to come out and see what we have going on and discuss plans for the spring!

Please email me if you have any questions.

Happy January!


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