Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cultivating Kids Garden Day

The third "Cultivating Kids" Garden Day was held on Thursday, June 14th under very sunny skies! We planted the last of the pots on the patio with flower and herb seeds. We also planted some pumpkins near the Three Sisters bed, Melons in the Cucurbit bed (see below) and pole beans and morning glory in the Teepee bed. We weeded and watered the planters and beds. Katie, our invaluable helper, strung colorful yarn between the stakes for our wax beans, nasturtium and sunflowers to grow up.

 Sophie and Hannah decorating plant labels.

 Sophie decorating a plant label.

 Sophie and Hannah decorating plant labels.

 Hannah and Sophie in the children's garden.

 New Trellising in the children's garden.

 Planters and Teepee.

 Tomato and Alyssum plants.

 Our first cucumber!

 The Three Sisters bed; You can just
see the corn spouting!

 Wax bean sprouts!
 Giant Pumpkin seeds from local 
Giant Pumpkin grower Hiram Watson!

The Cucurbit bed; A Cucurbit is a plant of the  
gourd family (Cucurbitaceae), which includes 
melon, pumpkin, squash, and cucumber.

 The Pole Bean & Morning Glory Teepee.

Basil and Marigold plant markers.

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