CitySprouts Garden Update: November 15, 2019

CitySprouts Garden Update: November 15, 2019
Posted on 11/15/2019
October is always one of the best months to be outside in a garden space! We had a lot of exciting projects undertaken by classes at the MLK garden to mark and celebrate the harvest season. And of course, we had the return of the perennially popular apple cider pressing. 16 classes were able to come out to the garden to press through 4 boxes of apples to make several gallons of cider for all. The verdict by near consensus was that the cider was delicious.

VeggiesThroughout the month we also enjoyed vegetable tastings and harvesting. The menu included purple beans, cherry tomatoes, green peppers, eggplants, ground cherries, radishes, watermelons, and okra - all grown fresh in our garden. After numerous votes, watermelons and ground cherries emerged as the crowd favorites.

Other small projects were carried out through the fall. Kindergarteners helped out with digging up tomatoes and turning over soil. First graders helped with cool-weather seed planting. Second graders tried a few methods to save kale plants from an aphid infestation. And Fourth graders helped set up a hoop house to prolong our growing season into the winter!

We're looking forward to continuing working in the garden through the end of the year as we put it to bed for the winter!
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