This is a weekly look at what is happening in the school garden to assist teacher educators engage their students in agriculture. It can be used by garden students of all ages however!
We have a warm start to the week this week. I recommend uncovering any beds that have season extension over them.
If you have just recently planted or are going to plant in the next couple of days I would make sure to water your baby seedlings. We do have a chance of rain on Wednesday but we are still pretty dry out there and the 10 day does not have a bunch of rain in the forecast.
Outside in the raised beds:
I have been getting questions about what can still be planted outside. You can still direct seed spinach, kale, and cilantro right now and water daily until you get good germination. You can keep your raised beds uncovered this week, we do not have big cold coming. Cover the beds before you leave on Friday. This is a good week to thin your baby seedlings if they got planted too thick. Water a few hours before you thin in order to make it easier to pull the extras.
Inside under LED lights:
You can still plant lettuce and bok choi under LED lights for maturation indoors or potential transplanting out under season extension. Do you have seedling ready to get planted or are getting close? Check out this video to get you started:
Inside in the Aerogarden:
You can still start lettuce and herbs in the Aerogarden. Their website has great care instructions if needed for the seed pod crops.
As always, feel free to email me with any questions. email@example.com