How does our garden grow…
The harvesting of our spring crops of shallots, green onions, turnips, lettuce, carrots, and beets has been such fun! There are still a few beets yet to harvest as you might notice in this picture.
The tomatoes, started by the children from seeds back in March, have set fruit and we have already had a few ripe tomatoes to harvest!
Some of the peppers are ready to harvest. There will be many more to come.
Staked red, orange, and yellow sweet peppers, jalapeño peppers, and red peppers (to dry to make red pepper flakes to add to pizza) and sports peppers to pickle!
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme…and also oregano to add to our homemade pizza sauce are planted along with beautiful vincas.
Watermelons are still growing, radishes have been planted for harvesting during our first week back to school, carrots and beets will be ready to harvest in September. We’ll be planting more crops in late August and early September.
The children love planting and caring for the seeds, eagerly awaiting the seed’s growth up through the soil into seedling status. Our seed starting shelves provide a great start.
The time comes when the seedlings need to be thinned:
We look forward to extending our growing season again this year as we did last year. The hoops and the fabric kept radishes and spinach growing even as it became colder.
Radishes were our first December harvest! Children were eager to wash, prepare, and try a radish. Crunchy and delicious!
Spinach was harvested, washed, prepared and shared in January.
There’s so much going on with our garden! It’s always evolving, and nearly always offering us some type of bounty. It is a beautiful part of our school, filled with learning challenges, experiences, successes and failures! It’s an empowering, motivating, and peaceful place!