Monday, March 20, 2017

Garden Tools

Thanks to Ms. Mansfield, kids will have some awesome new tools to use in our garden. We're excited to get outside and plant!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

At our last staff meeting at Davis we discussed our new garden! Here is a slide show of the presentation shared with all of the excited gardeners at Davis!

Copy and paste the link below to see the slide show:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Z8GOOxqQDZGwJAbLc2DCs2qKIT3VQ4kpForP-yi_MqY/edit?usp=sharing



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Our New Garden at Davis




Our new garden at Davis is ready to go, just as soon as the snow melts and we have some warmer days! Some cool weather plants can be planted outside soon-if teachers want to get started right away!!

Massachusetts Last & First Frost Dates
 
CityLast Frost DateFirst Frost Date
Boston5/310/5
Greenfield5/269/16
Haverhill5/210/6
Hyannis5/269/25
New Bedford4/2010/22
Rochester5/229/24
Springfield4/299/29
- See more at: http://www.ufseeds.com/Massachusetts-Vegetable-Planting-Calendar.html#sthash.ViQveZdB.dpuf


Bedford is in hardiness zone 6-here is a planting guide that will help us get started!

Zone 6 Massachusetts Garden Schedule

Getting Ready for Spring!

From Meighan Matthews, our local garden guru:

March/April/May (what to think about now):
-plant seeds inside (grow lights or a sunny window)
-plant seeds and seedlings outside (label what you plant)
-brainstorm and agree on rules to protect the garden
-observe your plants (measure, draw, write, photograph, make predictions, etc.)
-observe the environment (weather, other things growing, leaves on trees)
-harvest, taste, donate, maintain, invite your class families to get involved

Vegetables to plant and harvest spring or fall:
lettuce
cilantro
radishes
peas
baby spinach
beets

Herbs to  plant which will come back year after year (perennials):
mint and oregano (try in pots near your garden bed-these will take over!)
chives
dill
tarragon
thyme
(plant these outside as seedlings, not from seed)




Saturday, March 4, 2017

Almost Time to Plant!

With the warmer weather this past week, many of the teachers at Davis are thinking about our garden. We are all excited to get our classes outside to plant as soon as we can. In the meantime, some classrooms will begin to plant seeds indoors to get them ready for planting outside when the real spring arrives!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Raised Beds Are Ready!

New England Nurseries completed our beautiful raised garden beds right before the first snow fell. They will be ready for planting as soon as spring arrives in Bedford!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Raised Beds!

This morning some workers from New England Nurseries were here and began to install our raised garden beds. They got a lot done before the rain started!