Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Time To Plan The Garden!

Mara was back today with an exciting edition of Nutrition/Garden time.

This week is the Harvest of the Month: POTATOES.




video


Mara presented the Potato PowerPoint from Whatcom Farm to School.

Potato Trivia!


Sam says...

This was last year's garden.

Using last year's garden to discuss and plan this year's garden.

Hmmm. What should we plant there?


Radishes or Cucumbers?


What grows well here in May? Let's check out the chart.


When to plant in Whatcom County.

What would YOU like to see in the garden?

Do you have a garden at home? What are you planting in it? 

If you could plant a garden at home, what would you like to plant? 


28 comments:

  1. Thank you all so much for working hard to plan this year's garden! I have been looking at your garden maps, and am seeing so many great ideas.

    If you want to learn a bit more about potatoes, check out the Bedlington Farm website (http://www.bedlingtonfarms.com/all-varieties.html). They are a local potato farm. Their website has information and pictures of LOTS of different types of potatoes.

    Happy Spring Break!
    -Mara

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    1. Dear Mara,
      I had so much fun deciding what to plant in the garden. Kayden, Anny and I couldn’t decide what to plant. So then we just let everybody in our group decide what they wanted in the garden. We all helped each other decide where to put it with a little help from you.
      Sincerely, Kyle

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    2. Dear Mara,
      I’m totally going on that website that you gave us about potatoes. Oh and you have a good spring break yourself!
      From Micah

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    3. Dear Mr. Pahl,
      My opinion on the garden planning was that it was okay. The reason I say that is because to me it was not fun. Remember it’s my opinion!
      From Micah,

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    4. Hi Micah,

      No worries. You are absolutely entitled to your opinion. It's okay not to like everything we do. Thanks for participating and having a positive attitude even though you didn't love it.

      Mr. Pahl

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    5. Dear Mr.Pahl,
      Thank you for understanding
      From, Micah

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  2. Dear 4th graders,
    I have a garden at home and I would really like to grow watermelons in it. Please reply. Tell me what you would want to grow in your garden if you have one!
    Sincerely,
    Neri!

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    1. Dear Neri,
      I am going to make a garden this summer! In my garden I am hoping to put three things in my garden, watermelon, garlic and last but not least some delicious potatoes.

      From, Sebastian R.

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  3. Dear Mr. Pahl,
    If I had a garden at home I would plant Kohlrabi, Carrots, tomatoes, potatoes, grapes, and Snap peas. I love the texture and flavor of all fruits and veggies but these are my favorites. My favorite fruit is grapes. My favorite veggie is Carrots. They help my eyesight. The Grapes are very juicy and I love the juice. With the rest of my garden I would plant flowers. Roses, Tulips, and Maybe Gardenias.
    From,
    Tori

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    1. Hi Tori,

      I agree! I love the flavor and texture of fruits and vegetables, too. In my garden at home, I have tomatoes (my favorite), cucumbers, beans, peas, lettuce, broccoli, kale, artichokes, blueberries, raspberries, and plums. Oh, I didn't think about planting flowers, too. What a good idea! I will have to try it.

      Thanks!
      Mr. Pahl

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    2. Dear Mr.Pahl,
      Your favorite veggie is tomatoes? I never knew that. My favorite veggie is broccoli because it tastes good with melted (fake) cheese on top and my favorite fruit is green apples because they are so sour but so good. Green apples also taste good dipped in caramel and/or chocolate.

      From, Sebastian R.

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    3. Dear Mr. Pahl,
      Mmmmmmmm………. Can you bring me artichokes? I love all of those different textures and flavors. Man now I’m hungry. Grrrrrrrr……..
      From,
      Tori

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  4. Dear 4th graders,

    We made a chart like the one on the picture and we put all the plants that we would like in the garden. I would like to add lot of things in the garden except most don’t grow here.

    -Sarah H.

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  5. Dear, fourth grade,
    If I had a garden I would plant beets, tomatoes, grapes, apples, pomegranates and oranges!!! I love all fruits and vegetables.

    -Cam

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  6. Dear Mara,
    Thanks for letting us plant seeds and make food each week. It was really fun and I learned a lot. We are very lucky to have this opportunity. I can’t wait to see what the garden will look like.
    Sincerely,
    Charlize

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  7. Dear fourth graders,
    I can’t wait to see our future garden for the spring. And I especially can’t wait to see all the fruit we will have. My favorite plants on the list are beets, cucumbers, carrots, summer squash, and apples! Apples are my favorite type of fruit. I hope that our garden will have a lot of fruit and vegetables!
    Sincerely, Amaya

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  8. Dear Mr. Pahl,
    I think we should have apples in the garden because everybody is saying they want apples. I know that it would be hard to fit an apple tree in our garden but maybe we can plant it somewhere else.
    Sincerely, Maximus

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    1. Hi Maximus,

      I think that's a good idea. I wonder if we could plant some apple trees nearby? Who would we have to ask to get permission? Should we do it?

      Mr. Pahl

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    2. Dear Mr. Pahl,
      I think we should plant an apple tree nearby. We should ask the principle if we good plant an apple tree nearby. Hopefully she will let us plant it
      From, Maximus

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  9. Dear Mr.Pahl
    I would like to see blueberries, strawberries, apples and some kiwis in the garden. If I had a garden at home I would plant a lot of blueberries because I really love blueberries, I would also plant an apple tree, some vegetables too.
    Happy spring break!
    Anny

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    1. Dear Anny,
      I agree with you about wanting strawberries, blueberries, apples, and kiwis in the garden. All those fruits are mouthwatering. I’m one of the kids who will do a lot of thing to earn fruit.
      Sincerely, Kyle

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    2. Dear Kyle,
      I am the same way fruit is delicious, and all of those fruits are mouthwatering. I can’t wait eat a bunch of fruit.
      From, Kayden

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  10. Dear Mara,
    I really liked the lesson you taught to us. But it was a bummer that we could not make any food. And I was so surprised that the seeds are the potato like a potato grows from and potato! HA! Amazing!

    From Asher

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  11. Dear Mr.Pahl,
    Some of the plants I would like to see in the garden are grapes, apples, kiwis, and artichoke. Two main fruits and vegetables are grapes and artichoke. I can’t wait to see our garden grow!
    From, Kayden

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    1. Hi Kayden,

      I can't wait for our garden to grow either! I am really glad you all get to help plan it this year. And you should try and visit over the summer to see how it's doing. Most of the crops probably won't be ready to harvest until we get from summer break.

      Take care,
      Mr. Pahl

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  12. I think it is so cool your class is able to help plan the garden. At my elementary school we did not have a garden and I wish we had. There is so much you can learn about nutrition and how to grow vegetables. Keep up the good work!

    - Jordan (Western Student)

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    1. To Western Student
      Thank you for commenting. It is very fun to plan the garden. It is good to learn to plant vegetables also. Thank you
      From Fourth Grade Student

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    2. Dear Jordan,
      I love that we are planting vegetables. Now I know so much about
      Vegetables like did you know that Washington is the apple state!!! Before I did not know that… I love learning about food!!!!

      From, Cam


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