Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Gardening with my little friends

We haven't had a winter this year. Not even the Cali standard of a winter. Our school garden has a lot going on. We planted carrots in the Fall and last week we were going to harvest them. I went to the garden to check it out prior to class and realized there's not a single carrot! I couldn't bear the thought of the kids being disappointed so I decided to stage the harvest! 

I went to four different grocery stores and finally at Whole Foods found a perfect bunch of beautiful carrots with the greens still attached. I packed everything I needed: 2 small colanders, 1 chopping board, 1 knife, a pair of gardening gloves, a shovel, and the carrots. I'm ready!

The flower bed was overgrown with miner's lettuce, poppies, broccoli, and chard. 

I rolled up my sleeves and strategically planted the carrots.

Harvest time!  We planted 32 seeds in the Fall and somehow I just knew we would only find 7 carrots. 

Yay, found one!

And more.

This is probably my favorite photo of the day. This friend put a miner's lettuce in her hair. Beautiful!

Let's check out the neighbors' flower beds.

We borrowed some fava bean flowers and radishes from the neighboring flower beds. 

Then made a yummy salad.  

It deserves a five star presentation.

The lesson I learned was that a little white lie is sometimes necessary. Just hope that my little friends won't be reading this post. :) 
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  1. Nice! Great job and it looks like they were all engaged in the process.

  2. That's awesome, Winnie! And so sweet of you to stage the carrots so as not to break their hearts. Looks like it was a lot of fun!

    1. It was fun and I just love it. How are you doing, Amber?

    2. Doing well, thanks! Looking forward to having this baby soon! 2 weeks!

  3. That's great; wonder why they didn't grow? Is this Nigel's or Lucas' class?

  4. Carrots are picky. Lucas' class. He's the one in the white T shirt on the bottom right corner in the first group pic.

  5. I love the 5 star presentation. The future culinary might be in the making from this group. Love the blog!!


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