Aspire Firestone Asks “What’s Climate all About?”

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Knowing what grows best in your climate is crucial to growing a successful garden. Today the kids from Firestone learned what climate is, what climate we are living in, and how we have basically two growing seasons here in Southern California. 

We read the information from several different seed packages to determine whether the seeds were suitable for growing now in our cool season or if the seeds were best grown during the warm season.

 

The kids made a T-chart and sorted the seeds as cool or warm weather.  In doing so, the kids made some great observations such as most all of the fruit bearing plants are grown in the warm weather planting season.

Later, we chose some cool weather seeds and started them in seed trays.

Our lesson ended by harvesting the last of our summer tomatoes. What a harvest!

 

Alex Aleshire

Alex Aleshire has been playing in the dirt for as long as she can remember! As an avid edible gardener with a background in child development, she has a passion for connecting people with the earth. After designing "Outdoor Classroom"  gardens for several schools, she became a Los Angeles Master Gardener and a Grow LA Victory Garden coordinator. "Helping children gain respect for where their food comes from and teaching them that their choices about food affect their health, the environment, and their communities, is a great passion of mine" When Alex isn't gardening, she's over the potter's wheel, painting, camping and taking care of her kids, hubby, pups, cats, chicks, bees, turtle and fish! Whew!

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