If you read Tuesday's post, you know there are three important decisions to make before you get started with your garden. We covered location and type/container, so now on to the really fun part, deciding what to grow!
Now that you have decided why you want a garden, let’s talk about how to get started. A gardener never stops learning and though it’s easy to become overwhelmed in the beginning, but we all have to start somewhere. Don’t worry about failing at this point; the biggest mistake you will make is NOT starting!
This fun bracelet activity is a great way to introduce the three essential plant nutrients: nitrogen (N), phosphate (P) and potassium (K). As students put the various beads together on the bracelet, they will have a better understanding of what plants need to grow.
Boots, gloves, and thinking about gardening have kept me warm this artic winter! I am ready to trade it all in for mud boots, garden gloves, and the soft earth below my feet. In the meantime, we can start planning the garden. It’s not too early!