Planting with students in the garden is always a fun time, but sometimes can result in seeds planted not in rows but rather in overcrowded mounds. Thinning or pulling out seedlings to make space for others to grow, is especially important for your root vegetables (carrots, radishes, turnips) and even some greens (mustard greens, swiss […]
Get Growing: Spring Harvest Time!
It’s spring harvest time! By now you likely have arugula, lettuce, spinach, mustards and more coming up in your garden. Your green onion sprouts are sprouting up tall and your radishes have started to bulb. Kale, collards, and swiss chard leaves are filling out and all of this means … it’s time to start harvesting! […]
Vegetable: Kale SYG Varieties: Redbor, Winterbor Planting Instructions: Leave 10-12 inches between each plant 4×12 beds (K-12) fit 24 plants in a full bed (3 across & 8 down) 3×9 beds (preschool) fit 10 plants in a full bed (2 across & 5 down) Plant to Harvest Time Frame: 7 weeks Plant: mid-March to early […]
With the End of the School Year, Students Celebrate #IGrewThis
It’s been a busy spring for Schoolyard Gardens! In March, over 160 schools planted spring crops. While the first day of planting the garden is exciting and full of hope, the real joys—and sometimes frustrations—happens during the following eight weeks. Students, teachers and even our Schoolyards Gardens staff watch as our tending and hard work […]
Students Revive the Schoolyard Garden at Dobbs Elementary
The raised bed vegetable garden at Dobbs Elementary in the Hickman Mills school district was one of the first schoolyard gardens put in by Kansas City Community Gardens 8 years ago. For the past few years, no teacher was willing to take on the garden, so it was left un-planted for several seasons. But this […]