Students at Richardson Early Learning Center were so excited to get out planting in their garden! They planted mustard greens, Sugar Ann snap peas and carrot seeds. While planting our garden, we talked about keeping track of our seeds by planting them in a straight line. We also talked with them about how it’s important to plant one seed at a time, with the correct amount of space, so that the seeds have room to grow into a full size with roots, stems and leaves.
After we got our seeds in the ground, we moved on to planting broccoli and lettuce transplants that were started at the KCCG greenhouse. We discussed the important role of the roots, the stem and the leaves and what they do for each vegetable plant.
One of the students remarked that “the roots looked like chocolate cake.” His friends agreed and they all wished chocolate cake plants were something they could grow in their home gardens!
Planting with my friends at Richardson is always a fun time and I look forward to watching their gardens grow alongside the students this spring.