Let’s Start at the Very Beginning…

… A very good place to start!

Normally on the weeks that we have the younger kids, I start them out with the very basics of gardening so they get a good understanding of a few key concepts.  One of those is watering.  The things I try to emphasize are:

-Where does a plant take up water? (Roots)  Where should we aim our watering can? (The ground, by the roots)

-Many plants don’t like their leaves wet and it can worsen disease.

-Water each plant for five seconds and move on to another plant (normally several kids hit one individual plant so they do get a good soak without drowning)

-On average, plants in our area need approximately one inch of water per week.  Every day we check the rain gauge and plan accordingly.

Here we are putting our skills into practice!

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