We had a simply terrific trip to the farm today. Thank you to all the parents that accompanied us! We were also lucky to have Mrs. Belt on our trip today.
First, we stopped at Suyematsu farm to check out the seedlings in the pumpkin patch. Then we hiked on to Morales Farm. Our reward was two red, ripe, juicy strawberries picked right off the plant.
Then we moved into the greenhouse to collect the sugar pumpkin seedlings we came to plant.
Next Mrs. Belt gave each seedling a good drink of water before transplanting.
We moved out to the field and we established our planting plan with our red cups of organic fertilizer and our sugar pumpkin seedlings.
Then we moved into the planting row and measured 4 feet between each plant.
Here we are digging the holes and removing the rocks from the holes.
We put the fertilizer in the hole and prepared to tap the plant out of its pot by squeezing gently.
Upside down and in the planting hole it goes!
We filled in the holes and gave each seedling a cup of water.
Our job is done here! Next year's second graders will have sugar pumpkins to harvest.
A good time was had by all. We are so fortunate to have this incredible farm in our backyard and the Educulture staff to guide our growing experiences on the farm!