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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7 comments:

  1. Nice! Great job and it looks like they were all engaged in the process.

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  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!

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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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