Texture in Nature
September 26, 2014 - When planning a garden, there are many elements to consider. The gardeners have studied height and color considerations, but what about texture? Another nature treasure hunt was in store for the gardeners. This time, the objective was to find plants with a specific texture, e.g. soft, bumpy, sticky, and smooth. Following the texture treasure hunt, the gardeners spent some time learning about a new trend in gardening aesthetics: potatoes!
Texture is to Touch as Color is to Look
The gardeners were quite adept at locating examples of different textures and sharing their discoveries, eagerly looking and feeling their way around the divide and multiply garden, as well as on the hill overlooking the Yellow Brick Road.
Small Potatoes: Vegetative Propagation
Mrs. Regina demonstrated how to plant a small red potato with the nodes, or eyes, facing up. Some gardeners opted to plant a potato in the raised beds, while others decided to plant in a cup of starter to see what would grow. Potatoes started in cups may be transplanted to a gallon container for fun. Those brought home to plant in hopes of yielding more potatoes will eventually need a child's wingspan of garden area!