The vegetables and the parts that we eat:
- lettuce--leaves (we used red leaf lettuce)
- beets--all but roots are eaten most often. Most children guessed that the plant was a radish. This is a common reaction the first time most children see a beet. This isn't far off since they are both root vegetables and similar in color. This sample which was red.
-celery--stem (though we call it the stalk); people also put leaves in soups to add flavor
-broccoli--all but the flower is most commonly eaten
The children wrote in their garden journals. Today's title was "The Parts of a Plant". All of them drew an illustration of a plant and labelled the parts. They also wrote one or two sentences.
Most children tried the salad with all of the ingredients and with the lemon vinaigrette dressing.
Several of the children visited the garden at recess to help water. Nice to have new volunteers!