Today we begin the plant sale for the gardening class.
We have over 400 items for sale. They include: Chives, Cosmos,
Mixed Zinnia, Cilantro, Roma Tomato, Zucchini, Purple Zinnia, Cucumber, Basil,
Hollyhock, California Poppy, Chinese Lantern, Dahlia, Cherry Tomato, Beans,
Peppers, Spinach, Marigold, Carnation, Beefsteak Tomato, Seed Tape, Seed Bombs,
and a gardening cookbook.
Prices range from 50 cents to $2.00. The
cookbooks are $5.00. Contact Sydelle Denman for details, at 253-571-5602.
The gardening class has successfully harvested seeds from spent flower blooms, sown those harvested seeds, nurtured and cared for the tiny seedlings as they have grown into fully mature flowering plants. Pictures are of nasturtiums, marigolds, and schizanthus flowers, with a beefsteak tomato plant as well. All of this was done by students in the greenhouse, monitoring their tiny seedlings, documenting growing conditions, and transplanting when seedlings grew out of their pots. Students will take their plants home for Thanksgiving Break to share with their families.
Students have been growing Marigolds,
Nasturtiums, and Schizanthus from seeds harvested from the painted concrete
planters in the front of the building. They are maturing nicely in the
greenhouse, and will be going home over the holidays. This is where students
learned to harvest seeds/seed pods from spent flower blooms for free seeds for
the next season. Applied economics! Students have thinned and
harvested our first fall crop from the Community Garden. These delicious,
round, red, radishes are gorgeous. Great job class! We still have
sweet peas and carrots to harvest before the frost! Students have
replaced this harvest with a crop of garlic. Both softneck and Elephant
garlic have been planted in the Community Garden beds. They will be harvested
in the spring. Additionally, students have planted flowering bulbs of
Tulips, Daffodils, Narcissus, and more, in the painted concrete planters in the
front of the building. These will pop up and bloom in the Spring.