How To Harvest Lettuce

As cooler temps settle in, you may notice your fall garden start to perk up and grow even faster. Your lettuce transplants growth may leave you wondering which lettuce varieties are growing in your garden. Here is a quick overview to help you decipher between the different varieties of lettuce SYG has to offer: Buttercrunch […]


SYG’s Favorite Life Lab Lessons

Today’s garden lessons come from our partner, Life Lab. Life Lab has been a leader in garden-based learning programming, curriculum, and professional development since 1979. Life Lab trains tens of thousands of educators in their beautiful Life Lab Garden Classroom located in Santa Cruz, California on the UCSC Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems […]


How to Thin Your Seedlings

This spring, supporting our Schoolyard Garden members looks a lot different.  SYG coordinators want to remind you that although we are not physically checking in with our schools, we are still here for you! We will continue to support our teachers by posting garden related lesson plans twice a week on our SYG Blog, answering […]


Outstanding Onions!

Vegetable: Bulb Onions SYG Varieties: Candy (yellow), Candy Apple(red), Superstar(white) Planting Instructions: Plant onion plants 1” deep with the root end facing down The plants (green part) will stick out of the ground about 2-3” The plants should be planted in rows spaced 3-4” apart – giving each plant room to grow into a bulb […]


Spectacular Spinach!

Vegetable:  Spinach SYG Varieties: Noble Giant: Thick, glossy dark green extremely large leaves. Delicious and flavorful.  Harvest in 30 days for baby spinach. Slow to bolt. Woodpecker Spinach: Smooth leaf variety, upright plant. Slow to bolt. High resistance to mildew. How to Plant: Plant seeds in rows spaced 4-6” apart and thin plants to stand […]


January To Do List

As the snow falls and we enjoy the winter season, maybe you’re wondering if there is anything left on your garden to do list? Why yes, there are 2 things to do! Fill out and submit your annual Schoolyard Gardens enrollment form. Updating your enrollment form supports the Schoolyard Gardens mission to continue to offer […]