Monday, May 5, 2014

Ms. Connor's class and Mr. Jacob's class review veggies, plant and draw

Today, Ms. Connor's and Mr. Jacobs' classes reviewed cool season and warm season veggies that we've planted, the reason they are classified that way, planted some more onions, basil and tomatoes and drew their favorite vegetables.

To review, cool season veggies are those planted in the fall and winter that like cool temps and cool soil. Warm season veggies are those that are planted in the spring and summer that like warm temps and warm soil-above 50 degrees.  The kids mentioned the following cool season veggies: lettuce, kale, arugula, broccoli, sugar snap peas, radishes, beets (golden and red), carrots (various colors including red, purple, orange and yellow). Warm season veggies that we've planted include beans, corn, squash (zucchini and pumpkins), tomatoes, onions, cucumbers. We've also planted the following herbs: basil, chives and cilantro.

We discussed that tomatoes, onions, peppers and cilantro can be made into salsa.  We'll make salsa when the kids return from summer vacation. Basil can be made into pesto and also served with tomatoes in a salad.

Some children also drew their favorite vegetable.

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