More rains cancelled our garden time, but this cool Monday is a great day to be in the garden. We are, again, so grateful to have the rain. This week we harvested some of our Snap Peas, a legume, and enjoyed eating them fresh off the vine. We emptied water out of our buckets we had set out to capture rain water and watered the garden. We agreed that we over planted the Snap Peas and should thin out the seedlings next time. Our poor trellises we built are having trouble holding up the weight.
The rains are so welcome but we do miss coming out at recess on Mondays to work on our 4th Grade Garden Club Plots. When we returned to our garden, we discovered "garden pests!" There was aphids and fungus (mushrooms)j. We took the opportunity to look at the aphids up close with a magnifying glass. Then we through those plants away. We left the mushrooms alone for now.
Ms. Silvia also helped us plant some native California plants in our Native/Butterfly/Drought Tolerant Garden.
Vintage's 4th Grade Garden Club will use a digital camera, computer, and/or an iPad and to photograph and journal what is happening on campus regarding gardening, school beautification, nature and more.