In Love With Our Garden
February is full of colors at Rio Vista Edible Garden.
This is all thanks to the weather conditions that winter is bringing. It is also helping something very important to make a cozy place for the seeds to grow. Can you guess what?… Yes, Soil!.
In this lesson we put our hands in the soil. It is always fun to discover what is inside.
Our 4th/5th grade group found soil contents and minerals from sand, silt to clay. That makes our soil very special. But not just that, soil is a mix of different elements. If you look closely you will find bark and very tiny pieces of leaves, that together we call “organic matter.” And that is the food that our tube-shaped friend (Mr. earth worm) also finds very attractive.
In addition, we gave a new look to our raised beds. Hay will keep all the water down into the soil and keep a cozy temperature for our plants and seeds.
And the garden nutritious snacks continue… Like this carrot that we shared and enjoyed so much!
We cannot wait to have another one!
We are preparing and making some changes in our garden, keep in touch to get updates of what is coming.
Have a lovely end of the winter and get ready for a new page to start with the Spring.
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