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!
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. :)