Its late February here in our California school gardens. Some of the veggies we planted in September are now going to seed (broccoli, bok choy, cilantro) while others are still producing (fava beans, peas). Either way by observing the flowering of our plants we are reminded that all our annual plants go through a similar […]
End of summer also means end of the cycle. Plants have flowered, fruited and are putting out seeds to ensure their survival. Students returning at the start of the new term should be on the lookout for seed-bearing fruits and dried flower heads.
Transplanting involves moving a plant from one place to another as well as planting seedlings that were started from seed at a different locale. The secret of successful transplanting is not to disturb the roots. Use a trowel (or hand shovel) for small plants and seedlings and a regular sized shovel for larger plants. First […]
A germinator is any device that demonstrates the germination process. The following shows how to make one. Another germinator can be found here courtesy of RAFT (Resource Area for Teachers, www.raft.net)