You mean between field trips to the butterfly gardens and fossil museum? Christmas break and Martin Luther King Day? Well, they’ve been in the garden, that’s where, expanding and tilling and generally having a grand old time!
You see, we have learned a valuable lesson. Plants need sunlight to grow and they need a good dose of it–especially during the winter months. During spring and summer, our Florida kids enjoy an early afternoon break in the shade, but right now? Not so much.
So we stretched our beds into the sunshine. We extended our rows of broccoli and potatoes and even relocated the herb garden. Upper elementary instructed the kindergarteners in the finer points of sweet pea planting, as well as how to cut a potato seed.
Speaking of potatoes, have you ever seen a group of plants happier than these little fellas? Showered by fallen oak leaves, these babies are in heaven!
They’re in heaven, because oak leaves are acidic and potatoes love acidic soil. What’s acidic? It means when the ph in the soil is low. When the ph is high, your soil is more alkaline (sweeter). And we have more where these came from (fallen oak leaves). In fact, they’re fluttering down on a daily basis. And we’ll use them! (We recycle everything.)
On another note, take a look at this adorable cabbage. Cute, isn’t it?
Way cute. And kids love cute so this is a popular stop in the garden. 🙂 It will make some yummy cabbage, too. One motto is “eat what you g row” — because vegetables taste better when you grow them yourself! (wierd, but true.) So stay-tuned and discover some delicious ways to serve up a garden!