Vermont School Garden

A visit to a Vermont public school garden through the seasons.

PEANUTS AND A SUNFLOWER HOUSE

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MAKING A SEED HOLE

Now that we’re into June, there shouldn’t be a danger of frost (we hope) and it’s time to plant a few warmer weather crops. This year’s new additions are Valencia peanuts, a variety known to produce well in cooler climates. They came in the mail as shelled peanuts and all Kindergartners dutifully planted them about 6 inches apart. in rows about 18 inches apart. They should be ready to harvest at the end of September. I’m hoping these same students will harvest them as First Graders. The Kindergarteners also reseeded the sunflower house. It will provide a welcome shady spot for reading and cooling off later in the summer.

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Author: vermontschoolgarden

I have been an elementary teacher at the Westminster Center School for 30 years. For most of those years, I maintained a garden as part of my teaching curriculum resource. Now I am the Garden Coordinator for all of the Westminster Center School classrooms.

One thought on “PEANUTS AND A SUNFLOWER HOUSE

  1. Hi–Your garden looks great. I am on staff with the National Peanut Board in Atlanta and we would love to talk to you about your peanut crop growing in the garden. Could you contact me at your convenience? Thank you.

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