Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Greenhouse Planting!

The Horticulture class officially filled the greenhouse today (4-6)!  The students grew many plants from seed, and some were transplanted from plugs. Mrs. Knudson's class has grown geraniums, petunia hanging baskets, calibrachoa, sweet potato vine, twister juncus, alyssum, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, marigolds, straw flowers, and dianthus. They just planted different varieties of squash, watermelons, and zucchini. The students have also been responsible for watering, fertilizing, and the general care of these plants. We are proud of what they have grown!

Students were also given the opportunity to grow plants to take home with them. A few highlights include Christian growing lettuce (some of the class enjoyed salads from his crop earlier this week!), Mariah grew strawberries from seed, Emily grew sensitive plants (you touch it, and it temporarily wilts), and Kyle is growing white and purple kohlrabi! Most of the plants grown will be sold at our plant sale which will be May 5-7. The profits from this plant sale will support the maintenance of the greenhouse and fund the supplies for future classes to have the same hands-on experiences. [Submitted by Mrs. Knudson]