Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Ms. Fein's Class and Mr. Jacobs' Class Harvest and Plant a Salsa Garden

This week Ms. Fein's students and Mr. Jacobs' students harvested peas, beets and carrots from the Peter Rabbit Garden and planted in the new Salsa Garden.

The second graders had planted peas, beets and carrots in the fall. They became the centerpiece of a colorful salad.  We harvested white, orange and purple carrots! We are discussing eating a rainbow at school and this salad reflected one!

Each spring second graders plant a salsa garden and then harvest the vegetables and make salsa when they return in August. Before the students plant we discussed the ingredients in salsa such as tomatoes, onions, peppers and cilantro and they wrote about this in their gardening journals. This group of second graders planted jalapeno pepper seedlings and onion seedlings and cilantro seeds.

The Marquez garden program follows the theory that if the kids plant it they will eat it!

The harvest
Planting in the Salsa Garden
Eating a rainbow

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