I love SPRING!
DID I MENTION…
I LOVE SPRING!
And I Love to GARDEN!
This Spring I taught my students how to recycle water bottles into seed germinators!
I am an AVID Gardener!
LOVE to get my fingers in the dirt.
We call my hubby “FARMER WITHOUT A FARM!”
We are “suburbanites” with a backyard farm.
More on that later.
This year we installed
Lay down wooden pallet.
Fill with potting soil & steer manure.
We did seeds.
And more seeds. (Rotate your crops)
We didn’t have a lot of room for “vines”.. so we did NOT grow pumpkins.
We did grow some BEAUTIFUL SUNFLOWERS in the back.
They need A LOT OF room. They got 10-12 feet TALL!
Grow vegetables that you eat.
I wanted to show the kids
ROOTS, STEMS, LEAVES, FLOWERS, etc.
Choose plants that will help with that!
Time for new growth!
We also made individual planters for the kids to take home.
As we had been studying EARTH DAY…
water bottles as seed planters!
Start with water bottles.
Cut them in half.
Poke a hole in the lid.
Tie a knot in string & thread through the hole.
When lid is ON…string hangs DOWN.
Flip the TOP of bottle..into the bottom.
The bottom will hold the water.
And seeds to top.
Fill the bottom with water.
The string acts like a wick…to water itself!
We took them HOME at OPEN HOUSE!
The kids were SO excited to show off their garden.
Maybe THEY will become MASTER GARDENERS some day!
In honor of my
Chicken Dance is FREE!
Happy Spring to all!