Garlic for Spring
October 3, 2014 - The gardeners enjoyed snack and a nature walk along the Yellow Brick Road before heading to the raised beds. Mrs. Tina brought some garlic for the gardeners to plant. Garlic tolerates planting late in the summer and early autumn and should be ready to harvest at the end of May. Mrs. Huelskoetter read a wonderful tale of industriousness and gardening called Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens. We plan to make a craft based on the story next time.
Assessing Growth, Planting
The seeds planted in the raised beds a few weeks ago are growing nicely now that rain has been falling more consistently. The gardeners were delighted with the progress and may have to thin the plantings soon. Garlic bulbs were planted at the edges of the raised beds for harvesting in late spring.
Mrs. Huelskoetter, the school librarian, read a story to the gardeners after they had finished planting for the day. Tops and Bottoms is the tale of a lazy bear and a hardworking and clever hare. The crops planted in the story are either bottoms, such as root vegetables; or tops, such as greens. When the lazy bear claims he wants both bottoms and tops, the hare plants corn and gives away the roots and the tassels!