Third grade basil planters came out to the garden to put in one more row…..this time they alternated basil and tomato plants. We’ll see how these plants grow as companions and we’ll compare them to the plants in straight basil or strait tomato rows. Let’s hear it for diversity among species!!
On another experimental note, we’ve staked the raspberries that were divided last fall. (Click on photos to enlarge). If you want a detailed look at the method we followed, go to You Tube and search for: Staking Raspberries using T-Posts and rebar at growingyourgreens.com. We have parent, Jon Taylor, to thank for all the welding expertise. Hunter Sherrod, WCS student alum, dug the post holes and set the stakes as part of his high school community service. I ran the wire…next time I’ll get stronger hands for that job. The raspberry canes will have access to plenty of sunlight and air thanks to our new stakes. Children and adults will enjoy their yield throughout the summer and into the fall.
First graders in Ian Levy’s class heard the story of jack and the Beanstalk, illustrated their own renditions and then planted beans in recycled milk cartons. They’ll plant Scarlet Runner Beans under the teepee support that Jay helped dig in the southeast corner of our garden. Jay had a little from Marley, the garden pup.