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Time to Plant Spinach

Time to Plant Spinach | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

As I gardener I also love spinach because it is so easy to grow with few insects and diseases. Plus spinach is often the first and last crop of the season. Spinach loves cool weather. Leaves quickly deteriorate during the long hot days of summer.

 

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Growing Asparagus - Durable, Easy to Grow and Even Pretty

Growing Asparagus - Durable, Easy to Grow and Even Pretty | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Once established asparagus is a hardy, durable perennial. A well-prepared garden patch will last 20 to 30 years. Well worth waiting three years for the first harvest.

 

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Garden bulletin board, by Kids

Garden bulletin board, by Kids | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Sometimes it takes me a while to remember that most every garden job can be used to teach something. All month I’ve been passing our garden bulletin board and thinking, “Oh dear, that really needs updated!” And then it occurred to me to offer a bulletin board making activity for NEAT day, an hour of enrichment on Friday afternoon.

 

kidsingardens.com

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Children's Gardens in Which to Learn and Grow

A Guide to Planning, Designing, and Building
an Outdoor Garden Classroom.

 

Oklahoma Cooperative Extension

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What's the Difference? Cool Season and Warm Season Crops

If you're just getting started in gardening, it can be confusing to know when to plant vegetable crops.

 

K-State Extension 

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Kindergarten Gardening: What Kids Learn

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What do kids really gain from working and playing in the garden? Here are the skills that kindergarteners learn from all that digging.

 

Education.com

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Creating and Growing Edible Schoolyards Manual

A how to manual for school professionals.

 

Created in partnership between Anoka County, MN Community Health & Environmental Services Department’s SHIP initiative and the Anoka–Hennepin School District

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Strawberries: An Easy to Grow Treat

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Few home grown fruits offer the easy growing and luscious eating attributes of strawberries. A small investment in plants and time now will yield several years of backyard glee in grazing the strawberry patch.

 

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An Educator's Guide to Vegetable Gardening

Using a holistic, full circle approach in an educational garden allows you to demonstrate ecological processes that foster healthy soil, healthy plants and healthy people.

 

Oregon St. University Extension

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Pinching and Transplanting Annuals from Cell Packs

Learn how to pinch and transplant annuals you purchase in cell packs from the garden center.

 

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Contain your Enthusiasm for Vegetable Gardening

Contain your Enthusiasm for Vegetable Gardening | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

Do you have a yearning for yams? A hankering for jalapenos? Or a craving for carrots? Good news. A pot or a bucket is all you need.

 

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Time to Plant Onions

Time to Plant Onions | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

You can broil 'em, boil 'em, bake 'em and flake 'em; cream 'em, steam 'em, fry 'em and dry 'em. If you are itching to plant something, consider the versatile onion. Late March through early April is the perfect time for planting onions.

 

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Tips for Getting Your Garden Soil Ready

Tips for Getting Your Garden Soil Ready | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

The ideal garden soil is deep, friable, well drained and has high organic matter content, whether you are dealing with vegetables, flowers, turf or trees. Proper soil preparation provides the basis for good seed germination and subsequent growth of plants.

 

University of Illinois Extension

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Honeysuckle Teepee

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With its little cushion, our honeysuckle teepee beckons children to come and sit.  Many days there is a child inside, absorbed in a book.  I believe childrens’ gardens should have elements ...

 

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Easy to Make: Row Planting Tool

A planting board is an easy to use tool that can help get the proper spacing when planting seeds or plants in your garden. 

 

K-State Extension

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Growing Veggies in Pots: Select the Right Size

When growing plants in containers, you'll need a full sun location. And you'll need to choose your pot size according to the type of plants that you're growing.

 

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School Greenhouse Guide

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Introducing greenhouse gardening into the classroom enriches the curriculum.

 

Kidsgardening.org

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Benefits of School Gardening

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The article discusses the multiple benefits of school gardening for students, teachers, schools, and communities.

 

education.com

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Plant Broccoli Transplants

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Broccoli is a hardy vegetable of the cabbage family that is high in vitamins A and D. It develops best during cool seasons of the year.

 

Watch Your Garden Grow-U of IL Extension

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Success With School Gardens

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Success With School Gardens contains all the information needed to plan, initiate and conduct a youth garden program.

 

Authors: Linda A. Guy, Cathry Cromell and Lucy K. Bradley

 

Arizona Master Gardener Press

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Vegetable Growing Guides

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Each profile contains a detailed description and growing instructions, site and soil requirements, varieties, and solutions for managing pests and diseases.

 

Cornell University

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A Guide for Creating School Gardens as Outdoor Classrooms

Your school garden provides the context to learn about the world we live in.

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Raised Beds Make Good Garden Sense

Raised Beds Make Good Garden Sense | School Gardening Resources | Scoop.it

"What goes around comes around" Wedge shoes, capri pants and leg warmers. Let's hope polyester leisure suits are gone for good. Some sound gardening techniques such as raised beds have seen resurgence with good reason.

 

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