How to Harvest Tomatoes

One of my favorite things about summer gardening is all of the tomatoes! Cherry, yellow, large, heirloom, purple, determinate, indeterminate, paste… the varieties seem endless and the flavors are delicious! Need some tips about harvesting and storing tomatoes? Check out this short video. Harvest Highlights: Harvest tomatoes when they start turning red (or orange or […]


A Look at the Garden from an Ant’s Perspective

Summary: Today’s lesson, An Ant’s Perspective is appropriate for students of any age. Younger children will enjoy pretending to be an ant and exploring the garden, while older students will be able to think more critically about the complexity of taking on a different creature’s perspective. This activity encourages movement and is accessible for students […]


From Greenhouse to Garden

Here at Kansas City Community Gardens our mission is to empower and inspire low-income households, community groups, and schools in the Kansas City Metropolitan area to grow their own vegetables and fruit. We absolutely could not do that without our wonderful Greenhouse Manager, Stacy.  Stacy has been busy this February getting flats filled and planted […]


Awesome Arugula!

Vegetable: Arugula SYG Varieties: Astro Arugula Planting Instructions: Plant seeds ⅛ inch deep in rows across raised bed. Thin plants to stand 8-12” apart.  4×12 beds (K-12) need 2 seed packets to fill raised bed  3×9 beds (preschool) need 1 seed packet to fill raised bed Plant to Harvest Time Frame: 5 weeks Plant: mid-March to […]

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What’s Eating My Plants?

Have you noticed holes in the leaves of your broccoli, cabbage, kale, and/or collard plants? Are you wondering what could be eating your veggies? The culprits are likely caterpillars! These caterpillars, also known as loopers, are big fans of vegetables in the brassica family (that includes your broccoli, cabbage, kale, collards, brussels sprouts, and cauliflower) […]

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Harvest Party Time!

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year…Harvest Party Time! While planting the seeds and transplants and watching them grow is half the fun (and a worthy educational endeavor), the other half of the fun is eating all of the fresh veggies! Throughout the growing season, we recommend that schools and students taste the […]