Thursday, March 12, 2009
Another swell day at the peace patch!
What a great day at the garden! It was a beautiful day this morning, not too hot, not too cold, and super sunny. It was pretty quiet during the early shift, because of the students testing. Andrea organized the closet and put all their tools in their places. It looks really good! We'll see how long it stays that way! Ha-- just kidding! During the second shift, we found some egg larvae on the underside of a sunflower leaf. We didn't know what they were and we wanted to find out if these may have been the culprits who have been munching on our leaves.
We had some free time so we took a sample of the eggs over to Twigs and Leaves Nursery on MLK. When we got there, Mary helped us look through a great book that had pictures of eggs, plants, bugs, etc. It turned out to be lady bug eggs! Which is great because we were thinking about buying some lady bugs to keep the pests away, but they decided to come here on their own! So we were excited about that good news.
We headed back to the garden and put the eggs back on the underside of the sunflower leaf so they could grow to be big and strong lady bugs.
In the after noon, we had Ms. Johnson's class and Ms. Dorsey's class. We watered, mulched and weeded. Then afterwards we played a little duck duck goose and freeze tag. The kids loved it! We realized that they don't always want to be in the garden, and that's okay, because sometimes there isn't really anything to do. Also some more good news before I sign off, the sweet potatoes are coming up! So maybe we will get to make sweet potato pie for the Harvest fest! We'll have to wait and see.