Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hello Gardeners!

Although it does not feel much like spring yet, it is just around the corner.  In fact, we have already started preparing the garden for our spring planting.  At the moment we are rounding up the last of our fall and winter harvest, pulling carrots, harvesting cauliflower, broccoli, lettuce, chard, kale, parsley, cilantro and pak choi!  It has been a tasty season for sure!

As spring nears, some of the first graders helped to plant potatoes, this was done by cutting out the eye of the potato and planting it in the ground, a learning lesson for all!

Some fifth graders also popped in and helped me plant onions, and were able to munch on some carrots and broccoli while they worked.  

Our garden clubbers also were very creative with their use of river rocks, and painted fun critters on the rocks, some of the are currently decorating our garden!  They also did a great job of cleaning up the garden, thanks garden club!  

Also be on the lookout for the developing art mural that Mrs. Miller has been working on, displayed on the big wooden fence inside the garden.  

Looking towards sunny days and spring showers, we are going to plant green beans, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, herbs, melon, okra, cucumber and more!  If you have any ideas for planting please bring them to the garden!  Also be on the lookout for the blue bonnets that were planted by Mrs. Neskorik and her third graders, how lucky we will be to have our state flower in the garden!

After 1st grade finishes up February in the garden, Kindergarden will be in charge of exploring and watering the garden, what an exciting March we will have!

Also, as we can all see, after the cutting down of all the trees in the back of the school, lots of garbage is blowing onto the playground and green space, perhaps we can encourage the students to take ownership of the upkeep of their school and "pitch in!"  

Recently, I have connected with the FFA teacher at Wuensche High School and she is excited for her seniors to come and work with the students and garden at Reynolds, I am looking forward to see where our new partnership may lead!

Please contact me if you have any ideas, questions, comments or general feedback for the garden program!  Like the wise George Elliot said above, lets take the initiative to do what we can to improve each day!

Thank you all!


beautiful cauliflower!

one happy veggie family!

the fig tree grows a new leaf!

pretty and tasty carrots!

all washed up and ready to eat!

lettuce eat!

onions, yummy!

freshly weeded and ready for planting!

I think the oregano is winning!

beautiful and fragrant blossoms on our peach tree!