Today we planted the first seeds that will be going into our Ellis School Garden! Some of our 5th graders planted Banana Peppers, Bell Peppers, and Yummy Peppers. When we come back from Spring Break all of our classes will have an opportunity to plant some seeds for our garden.
Before our plants can go outside we will be growing them inside under the grow lights that the PTO purchased for our school. The plants will grow under the lights for about 6-8 weeks. On Field Day every classroom will get to plant their way plants in our school garden!
Update-March 29, 2016
Today our STEM students worked together to fill our garden beds with soil. DK Organics donated 12 yards of soil to fill our 6 raised garden beds! We cannot wait to start planting our seeds and seedlings in May!
Update-April 8, 2016
Our pepper plants are thriving! They have outgrown their seedling containers and have been transplanted into larger containers where their roots can get stronger. We are growing bell peppers, banana peppers, and yummy peppers!
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