|One of our transplanted sunflowers from|
the NJ greenhouse to the NJ garden! Hoping
the daycare children will enjoy coming over
to water their flowers and watch them grow
over the summer!
|We haven't had a chance to make a "sunflower bed" yet so one|
of the NJ students had a great idea to mark off the newly
transplanted sunflowers with some trail tape to ensure
the sunflowers weren't chopped up by the lawnmowers!
Our strawberry patch is coming along nicely as well! We've decided to remove the netting for now to ensure that the strawberries can be pollinated but we'll put the netting back once the berries are out!
|Our ever-growing strawberry bed! We're so excited about|
all the flowers. Flowers = strawberries!
|Aren't the strawberry flowers|
We found these fancy potato bags at Ritchies Feed and Seed and decided to try them out in the class! We know you can grow potatoes pretty much anywhere but we were curious to try these ones with the harvesting flap at the bottom. Essentially, we rolled down the bag and covered the bottom with some potting soil and vermicompost. We then planted seed potatoes in the bottom of the bag and covered them with more soil. Once the green stem comes out of the soil with some leaves we'll unroll the bag and keep adding soil (bit by bit) until the bag is full of soil (and hopefully yummy potatoes)! We'll keep you posted on how it goes!
|Fancy potato planter!|
|The first layer of potatoes have|
already started growing! These are
the Norland 'early' variety
seed potatoes from Ritchies
Thanks for reading! Happy Gardening!