Last week the students of Glassel Park Elementary turned their winter garden into a summer garden through the magic of team work! We started by removing the fava beans that were growing in the beds. The kids had a great time being productively destructive pulling out plants as large as themselves. We then cleared the beds of all the leaves and discovered lots of roley-poly friends. Finally, after a quick planting lesson, the young gardeners were each given a seedling to plant. Now we have a a bed full of watermelons and another full of eggplant!
The pile of fava bean plants extracted from the beds:
The bed after everything was finished: