Fall/Winter Planting

Posted by Barbra Mc Kenna on 10/16/2016

The students and I have been pulling up old roots, cultivating the soil with amendments and planting seeds.  All of our seeds are sprouting, and with the storm this weekend, and the warm weather, they will be big enough to withstand the winter months.  Among the seeds we planted are heirloom beets, Italian red onions, leeks, carrots, broccolini, arugala and spinach.  We have sunflowers popping up all over too.  The old sunflowers are being enjoyed by the birds, and they will be pulled soon. We enjoyed our last zuccini last week, and have cultivated that bed for more seeds.  I am planning to harvest our rosemary, chopping it up and mixing it with himalayan salt, putting in small jars, and giving them to our beloved teachers before Thanksgiving break.  I hope you have a chance to come by the garden and see all of our new seedlings.  In the preschool/kinderl garden, we have planted herbs in one bed consisting of rosemary, oregano, Italian parsley, pineapple sage and a lavender. Also a few mums for color. The students love touching the seedlings and enjoying the wonderful aromas.  The other bed has lettuce, radishes, carrots, beets and leeks.