Garden Steward Angela, and the students at Main Street Elementary recently planted some beautiful tomato and strawberry seedlings, but many of the older plants in the garden long ago passed their prime. We spent the afternoon pulling bolted lettuces and out of control weeds! In the process, we discovered tiny onions struggling for some sunlight in the overgrowth, and a crop of lovely turnips!
In the middle of all our weed pulling, we were visited by several butterflies! The students grabbed a net and caught one, examined it, and then carefully released it. We certainly don’t want to harm our friendly garden pollinators!
We also discovered out sunflowers are going to seed!!! We can’t wait to eat our own fresh sunflower seeds!