Second grade gardeners braved the garden in their fanciest duds on picture day! I never would have believed that forty eight-year-olds, many in pure white clothes, could stay clean while planting seeds in wet dirt — but they did, thanks to hours of help from Miranda Chavez’s father, Miguel! Thanks, Miguel!
In groups of ten, students made a beeline for the garden, found the “planting line” on their fingers — the first knuckle — made holes just that deep, and popped in two seeds of plants that will take a long time to grow — brocolli, cauliflower, collard greens, bok choy, cabbage, some heading lettuces, and carrots. In a few weeks we will plant again — but this time we’ll plant plants that will mature more quickly such as non-heading lettuce, radishes, beets, turnips, parsley, etc. We’re aiming for harvest not long after we return form winter vacation, and the “Cole” family plants (brocolli, etc.) take an extra long time to grow.