Harvesting and Planting–September 22, 2011

By rotating groups, each child could work at a task. First the remaining three sunflowers were harvested by carefully loosening the soil around the roots and then pulled out and shaken into the bed. This bed, closest to the library, was cleared and prepared for planting spinach. We measured and recorded the final heights of the sunflowers with 102″ being the tallest! Tomatoes and basil were harvested and later brought to the Truro Central School. Each child took home a goody bag of oregano.

  • uproot sunflowers; shake off soil; measure height; compost roots and stems; save seeds
  • harvest tomatoes and basil
  • clear and prepare bed for planting spinach according to packet directions
  • lightly water seeds