After a long cold winter, it is finally time to break ground, wake up the garden and plant sugar snap peas! Last week, Sarah and Aaron lead the Wildwood and Fort River 2nd grade classes in pea planting activities. At Wildwood, We prepared the beds by raking away the leaves, adding more compost and tidying up our little garden space. At Fort River, with Ms. Costello accompanied Mr. Lott’s and Ms. Bhowmik’s classes as we sheet mulched a new bed with the 2nd graders and some help of some parents! We did an experiment: we soaked seeds for 2 days and planted them on one side of the bed to see if they would do better than the unsoaked seeds.
First, we shelled the peas from the pea pods we saved from last year’s crop, then planted, watered and gave our best wishes for happy growing! Working together, taking turns sharing tools and tasks, the planting was a success. At Wildwood, The 2nd graders and their teachers, Ms. Jag, Mrs. Applegate, and Ms. Condron will be making observations to capture the progress as the peas grow! Even the WW PGO wrote about it in their newsletter!
Now it’s time to plan, who will be here to help us care for these sweet little sugar snaps, greens, herbs, and other plantings throughout the summer months? If you’re interested and would like to sign up, contact Sarah (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
Be sure to say hello to the peas when you’re driving by!