Thursday, September 24, 2009

Spuds - 2009

In 2009, the crop chosen for the Kindergarten bed was once again potatoes.

The ground was prepared in May and Kindergarten students took turns to plant their spuds.

This time three varieties were planted. They were: Sebago, Pontiac and Desiree.

One month after planting, the first leaves started to emerge.

Soon the garden bed was chock full of potatoey goodness!

In late September, as the holidays approached, the leaves began to brown and some potatoes could been seen poking out of the earth. It was time to harvest!

The kindergarten classes congregated in the ELA, anxiously awaiting their turn with a trowel.

There's something magical about digging in the ground and finding food.

The output from this crop was little more than we had planted! But not a bad haul considering there was almost no rainfall and very little watering undertaken.

The kids were very happy with what they'd gathered.

Read about the Harvest Day cookup in the School blog.
Click here for details of the 2007 potato crop.