<- Here's just a hint at what's ripening in the garden right now!
Today at Sanderlin, Paul, Kelsey, and I were lucky to have three wonderful groups of willing and able volunteers who were excited to help us ROOT out some vegetables in the garden. The last of our first batch of radishes were ready to be pulled, and the carrots also needed thinning. Time to make way for the new and uproot the old!
We found carrots, eggplant, and even sweet potatoes here ^
|My group and I checking on the banana peppers|
|This boy wrote a Haiku about eggplants for this Thursday's Art Show and Auction! It's from 6-8pm and sure to be a great show.|
It was fun getting our hands in the beds to dig up various root-vegetables. And hey, the best learning experiences involve getting
a little bit dirty, right? When the
watering system was accidentally turned on, however, we all got a bit of a soaking as well. I think the plants might have been happier for it than we were...
|The surprise sunflowers!|
season! One third grader brilliantly pointed out that they were sunflowers, and that they must be the product of seeds that fell from past plants in that area. Couldn't have said it better myself! We had fun locating our stray carrot growing in the middle of the garbanzo bean bed as well. Birds, foraging animals, the wind, rain, and even WE are responsible for the spread of seeds.
Thank you Sanderlin 3rd graders, for helping us harvest so many great radishes, carrots, and sweet potatoes today!
I can't wait to see the progress that our hearty veggies will make by next week...
Until next time-