This week we planned how we are going to start building our garden. The first step was to document the sunlight hours in the area where we want to grow. I took pictures of the garden from 9 am to 5 pm, every hour, to see where the sunsets. A garden needs at least eight hours of sun to grow strong and healthy vegetables and fruits. The second step was to create a map of where the plant beds will be placed in the garden. The second graphic is the area where the plant beds will be located. The third step was to start growing! We are starting small, I got plant starters, compost and seeds, and the children planted basil, rosemary, and marigold. The children wrote their names, and what they planted on each pot, that will helps us decide how much water each plant pot needs. The plants stayed indoors yesterday, but this weekend they will stay outdoors so they can get as much sun as possible!
This is such a cool project! Glad you told me about it and keep me posted on any way I can help! – Marysol