Testing for Nutrients and Growing Potatoes
Today we talked about how Los Angeles is transitioning into a new growing season. Even though it’s still pretty cold outside, especially at night, soon it will be the warm season, and with the warm season comes new plants! We talked about the importance of checking our soil for nutrients before every new growing season.
We reviewed the three primary nutrients, Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium (K). We talked about what each nutrient does for the plant and then we tested our soil to see what was missing.
As a class we concluded that our garden was low in Nitrogen and Phosphorus, which is pretty common. Next week we will do something to fix that!
With the younger class, we talked about the steps to growing potatoes! We drew out each of the steps and discussed what happens to really understand the process.
We also talked about container gardening and all of the reasons it makes more sense for growing potatoes.
Finally we all helped plant potato seeds!
The snack for the day was bit of roasted cauliflower! Yummmmmm.
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