“It smells like summer in here!”
“I love how dirt feels on my hands!”
“Can we take these home?”
“Woah! Those seeds are so small!”
“I put the seed in its spot. Should I hide it now?”
These and many more exclamations could be heard during our seed starting time at St. Joe’s last week. Students from each class got a chance to plant a variety of seeds that we’ll transfer to our gardens in May. These seeds included tomatoes, peppers, herbs, flowers, and sunflowers! Lots of fun! And amongst them many different heirloom and specialty varieties – a treat for the eyes and the tummy!
These plants will be tended by the 5th and 6th graders and now sit on shelves near our sunny windows in the science lab. We also use some grow lights to help them out on those less sunny days! 🙂 As time gets closer to move them outside, we will put some fans on them to begin building up their tolerance for “outdoor” conditions.
Shout out to David Cavagnaro and the Pepperfield project for all of the amazing seeds that they shared with us! Thank you so much! We couldn’t do this without you!