Bixby students recently had the opportunity to plant cool season vegetable seeds in their learning garden. Thanks to the teachers, it was an amazing turn out: 15 classes were able to experience the garden, many students planted seeds for the first time!
Big take aways from the lesson:
- Some vegetables grow best in the warm season (Summer and Spring), including tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, and peppers. Generally, these are the fruits of the plant and need lots of heat and sun to develop
- Some vegetables grow best in the cool season (Fall and Winter), including carrots, lettuce, kale, broccoli, and peas. Generally, the roots and leaves of plants
- The students planted carrots, lettuce, and kale in the garden beds
The garden team will lead another lesson in the Spring so students can harvest the crops they planted (and hopefully eat them too!).
Any parent interested in helping to maintain the garden or help with the lessons, please contact the garden coordinator: Amber.Tippett@gmail.com