Teamwork In Your Garden by Emily Fowler
This year my parents have decided to let each kid have his or her own garden. I was very excited at this, for there are so many plants that I thought would be fun to grow. We separated off into teams, which were
Team 1 – Anna (14) and Lydia (3)
Team 2 – Emily (12) and Kate (5)
Team 3 – Luke (10) and Leah (7)
Team 4 – mom, dad, and baby Adah (4 mos.) Adah probably won’t help much.
Mom said we need to have a plan for our gardens. So one day during circle time she handed out some graph paper and plastic sleeves. First we had to decide how many squares equaled a foot. Then, we had to look up how much room each plant needed. This part was time consuming. Instead of gluing the squares of graph paper to the big piece of graph paper, we attached them using tacky. This way we could move them around. This comes in handy when you suddenly find out that peas cannot be next to tomatoes. Then you don’t have to rearrange your whole plan.
Kate and I where interested in growing lots of herbs. I spent a lot of time researching all the different kinds of herbs and what they do for you. Because we wanted herbs so much, mom ordered a mix of all different kinds. Here is our herb garden.