Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Our Class Garden!

   This is the garden my students and I planted on Friday! I have always wanted to have a class garden, but never got around to it. We have tomatillos, onions, cilantro, tomatoes, marigolds and jalapenos. So far, it is actually surviving! We also planted radish seeds. It was SO ugly before!!
   On Monday, as I watered the corner of the raised bed, I turned to water the apple tree, and surprised a 3 foot rattlesnake. It was about a foot away from me. Luckily, it slithered past the tree, into a bush on the other side of the fence.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

First Asparagus Harvest

   Despite the gophers' best efforts at decimating my yard, and my neglect of my garden beds, I had my first real asparagus harvest. I planted asparagus two years ago, and you can't begin harvesting until the third year. They were very yummy, and I have more shoots coming up. I wish I had planted more!
   Tomorrow, my students and I will be planting radish seeds in grow trays my friend/student's mom donated. We will also be planting seedlings of cilantro, tomato, tomatillo, onions and jalapenos. It's going to be fun!