Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Want to Support My Students' Gardening?

If you would like to make an impact on and support children's gardening then consider donating to my students gardening project. We are a group of 4th graders who are starting a small school yard garden this year. Visit: http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/proposal.html?id=389168&sharebar=true

Thanks and Happy Gardening!
PS- pics coming soon

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Peas, spinach, radishes are up!

After some lovely spring rains (and snow! Don't they call that poor man's fertilizer? :) I notice that the peas, spinach, and radishes are pushing up through the soil. Spent the 2nd day of my April vacation planting some more radishes, spinach, rhubarb chard, lettuces, and sweet peas. Mulched some of the garden paths too.

While gardening will be a priority this week, weeds are already showing their ugly heads, getting the Community Garden going and the beds over to school will be my number one priorities. The kids started some cherry tomato seeds before break and I plan to have them start basil and nasturtiums after break. I want each child to take home a milk jug with a tomato, basil, and nasturtium plant in it for summer.

The weather has been glorious today. High 50's with a slight breeze and a variety of cloud coverage. I'm sitting outside a small cafe waiting for the lady, Linda, who wrote a grant to get the community and school gardens off the ground. Now to finalize materials to order to make the beds. How fun to sit outside rather then inside that stuffy cafe!

More later this week.