Spring Break Gardening at Sullivan PreK

The kids at Sullivan are still on their two-week spring break to I visited the garden to check on the progress of the plants and the status of the watering (even though thankfully it rained the other day!)

I was amazed how much the plants grew in two weeks’ time!

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The sunflowers I planted from seed about a month and a half ago are really tall now! Pretty soon the flower will grow like a big yellow sun!

 

Likewise the potatoes are continuing to grow wider -- I've never grown potatoes before so this is a really exciting experience for me!

Likewise the potatoes are continuing to grow wider — I’ve never grown potatoes before so this is a really exciting experience for me!

Along with the plants, the weeds are also vivacious. I spent some time trimming back the weeds around the trees between the beds so the school’s gardener knew where to mow.

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…It’s always beautiful to observe how nature reproduces. It grows from a tiny seed into a huge plant and then produces seeds to start the process over again!

The snap peas were ready to harvest as seeds for saving!

The snap peas were ready to harvest as seeds for saving!

In place of the sweet peas, I planted some roma tomatoes — tomatoes are my favorite part about summer produce!

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Another beautiful part about nature is watching the animals take care of it. What would we do without pollinators!

Another beautiful part about nature is watching the animals take care of it. What would we do without pollinators!

 

 

 

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