Weeding, Watering, and a Botany Lesson
May 15, 2015 - On a beautiful Friday afternoon, the gardeners ran the Yellow Brick Road and weeded their sunflower garden. Older gardeners were able to harvest lettuce, radishes, and volunteer dill from their vegetable garden. Garlic should be ready to harvest during the club's final meeting of the spring session!
Weeding Will Let the Sun Shine In
Gardeners enjoyed a snack of fresh apples and water after a walk or jog along the yellow brick road. They learned to tell the difference between weeds and their sunflower seedlings, and how to loosen the soil and remove weeds' roots as much as possible. They took turns watering the garden from the rain barrel.
Monocots and Dicots
Mrs. Regina gave a short lesson on some difference between monocots, which grow with one seed leaf, and dicots, which grow with two seed leaves. The gardeners then had the opportunity to start a monocot bulb in a clear cup over gravel, so that its roots and shoots will be visible at home.