Jun 14

Salad Day is June 22!!

Next Thursday, June 22 will be our Third Annual Salad Day.
Classes have been harvesting their potatoes this week – despite the poor weather there are lots of good sized potatoes.

Garden greens will be harvested next Monday and Tuesday.  Parent volunteers will be cooking and preparing salads for us.  Yum, yum!

Ms Carson

 

Mar 25

Potato Growing

Fourteen classes planted potatoes in grow bags the week before spring break.  Over the break the potatoes

have been growing stems and roots.  Division 15’s potato sprouts are already showing little leaves.

We will add soil to the grow bags to cover the stems so they can send out stolons – new potatoes will grow on the end of these.

Can you see the potato stem and roots?

 

 

The stems are white and the leaves are green because the potato bags have been in the dark during the break.

See the little yellow leaves on the stem

Oct 21

Pumpkins From Our Garden

TaDa – we grew two pumpkins from seed.  Last spring Kindergarten students seeded them and then some grade 2s transplanted them into the garden.  Our terrific family volunteers watered them through the summer and here they are.  Sadly they were yanked off their vines a couple of weeks ago but were thankfully left in the garden.  This week a few classes will be doing a story about them.

Hm, what should we do with them?  Any Ideas?2016-10-20-002-004

Jun 20

Salad Day is June 23

Our 2nd Annual Salad Day is this Thursday.  Please send a bowl/plate, fork, blanket to share, sunscreen and sun hat (depending on the forecast) with your child.  Parents will be preparing a potato salad and a green salad for each classroom for students to sample on Thursday.

Some students have had the opportunity to sample some of the greens as well as the strawberries from our garden.  Inman students sure love their vegies!!!

Ms Carson

Jun 02

Garden Yummies

We have been enjoying our crop of strawberries.  So far, most of the gardening classes have been able to have strawberries from our garden.  More are ripening everyday so I expect that we will be sharing the strawberries with other classes next week.

Happy Gardening!!

Apr 26

Growing Potatoes

Our potatoes our growing quite nicely.  A few parents asked about them at Student Led Conferences last week.  Follow this link to West Coast Seeds for some helpful, local, advice on growing spuds in potato bags:

https://www.westcoastseeds.com/shop/garden-supplies/plant-supports/potato-grow-bags/

 

 

Dec 18

Daffodils and Crocuses Planted

Almost all of our classes have planted either daffodils or crocuses around the trees on the hill by the playground.  The rest will plant them in January.  Our beautiful spring flowers will help attract beneficial insects to our garden.

Oct 17

Planting a Promise

plantingapromiseWe are excited to be participating in the Agriculture in the Classroom program “Planting a Promise”.  We have been given 35 daffodil bulbs to plant and observe on our school grounds.  We will also be planting other kinds of bulbs to help beautify the school grounds and give students the opportunity to learn about plants that grow from bulbs.

 

Sep 13

Thank you Summer Watering Team

Thank you so much to parents and grandparents and students who watered and cared for our garden this summer!!!  The plants could not have made it through the summer without you.

Jul 20

Cleaning Up the Garden

With the hot weather some plants have suffered and some have flourished.  Cool weather plants like the peas, arugula and pac choi are finished.  The carrots are doing well and the zucchini are going crazy!!

As I was cleaning out the beds I found this huge radish!!  It tasted yummy in my summer salad!radish

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