One of my favorite vegetables to harvest with students is sweet potatoes. As one 4-year-old at Uncle Sam’s Academy for Tots put it last year, “It’s like we’re digging for treasures!” And that pretty much sums up the whole experience. Digging in the soil and finding little (or sometimes huge) orange treasures. The joy that […]
Time to Dig Up Those Sweet Potatoes!
Fall is here, and that means it’s time to harvest the sweet potatoes in your Schoolyard Garden! The preschoolers at Exploring Minds were so excited to help harvest sweet potatoes from one raised bed in their garden. Sweet potatoes take around 150 days to grow. Harvest your sweet potatoes when you notice the soil starting to bulge […]