Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ms. Conn's Class Plants in the Jeffersonian Garden

On Thursday, Ms. Conn's students planted heirloom tomato seedlings and pole bean seeds in the 5th grade garden.  The students learned to take off the bottom leaves of the tomato seedling before planting each so about 1/3 to 1/2 of the stem was under the soil. The small hairs on the stem and the places where the leaves were will become roots and the plant will be stronger.  We also fertilized the plants.

The bed has been squirrel-proofed with a wire and wood cover so hopefully the plants will prosper!

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