Bennett Valley Garden Report
The children work in the garden regularly watering the plants and observing the changes. The sugar pumpkins are started by seed and will be harvested in the fall for cooking projects. The children participate the entire gardening cycle from planting, nurturing and harvesting. The garden permeates the curriculum in all areas. We often write about the garden, read in the garden, children measure and chart the garden's growth, too.On June 8, 2012, the sunflowers are over 4' high and as tall as Mia!
The raspberries are filling up the planter box and we're looking forward to harvest in July!
July 2, 2012 The sunflowers are now taller than teacher Matthew. He is 5'11" tall! The sunflower garden is now open for the children to sit and enjoy a good book, observe nature in a peaceful place or create dramatic play. We are still waiting for the sunflowers to flower. We are hoping for mammoth flowers full of seeds to share with the birds. The raspberries were enjoyed by the children. We harvested zucchini for our minestrone soup last week. Next week we will harvest the first red tomatoes.
August 1, 2012 The children have worked to measure the sunflowers and the tallest is 10 feet tall.
We harvested the red and yellow tomatoes and lemon cucumbers. We will eat the tomatoes and cucumbers for snack today. We also found 3 zucchinis. We will eat them for lunch tomorrow with our sweet and sour chicken. Yum!