While most veggies from the garden have been harvested by now or are soon to be, there’s one that gets the garden all to itself over the fall/winter season – Garlic! We recommend planting garlic between Nov. 15th – Dec. 15th, but watch the weather for any unusually warm days and avoid these for planting. […]
A sure sign of summer is a big beautiful sunflower towering above most of the other plants in your garden. With Fall upon us though, you may start to notice your sunflowers looking a little droopy and sad. Fear not. Your sunflower fun is not done! It’s time for a sunflower harvest! Your first step […]
Schoolyard Gardens Year At A Glance
Happy New Year friends! New to SYG or just need a refresher? Here is what to expect during a year of schoolyard gardening. In January, most garden beds are resting, waiting for warmer weather to soften up the soil for spring planting. This month, schoolyard gardeners can be planning and dreaming about the upcoming […]
Our Fall School Gardens Are in Full Swing!
Happy autumnal equinox! The temperatures are cooling down in time for us to enjoy fall weather. Meanwhile our fall gardens are already in full bloom with radishes, mustards, lettuce, spinach, arugula and swiss chard already being enjoyed in salads, dips, quiches, stir frys, sandwiches and more! This fall we have had fun watching you all […]
Fall Garden To Do List!
Hopefully your fall seeds and plants are planted and you’re enjoying a second or third harvest of tomatoes and peppers. Did you know tomatoes and peppers can produce up until it freezes? As we wait for cooler temperatures, continue to water your fall seeds and plants every day to ensure they germinate and […]
Hello Schoolyard Gardeners! We have been pretty quiet over here lately. Here’s what we have been up to: Taylor joined our team as an AmeriCorps service member (read more about her here) and we are so excited! We also had a big party to celebrate 10 years of Schoolyard Gardens in Kansas City. It was […]
Spotlight: Emerson Elementary Pumpkin Patch
This week we are highlighting the hard work of the student gardeners at Emerson Elementary. Emerson is a Kansas City, KS Public School. The garden was started by teacher, Maggie Scanlon, in 2013. The school has two raised beds, two apple trees and a pumpkin patch. We asked Maggie to share some of the successes […]
Digging for Gold (Harvesting Sweet Potatoes)
The end of the fall growing season is upon us which means lots of harvesting! Not only are the fall crops ready, but it is also time to dig up the sweet potatoes that were planted months ago. Last week at Scuola Vita Nuova, we celebrated the end of the season by having a harvest […]