Getting Ready for Winter–November 13, 2013

Brrrr, 38°, windy and overcast today. The kids warmed up quickly though as they worked to get the garden ready for winter.

After waiting patiently for many many days, Paige could finally pull up the giant carrot and it turned out to be huge and a light orange color! More carrots and celery were harvested too for tasting inside.

Next everyone helped clear out any dead plants and picked out all the leaves from the beds. Some kids used rakes to move the leaves to the compost pile and others shuffled the leaves with their feet.

Anna brought kale plants for transplanting and we covered them with a small greenhouse donated by Bayberry Gardens to keep them growing in every season.

We feasted inside and talked about how chickens help with gardens…their poop makes fantastic fertilizer!