2015 Children’s Garden

 Summertime in the Children’s Garden…………

We miss you, Farmer Jane!!
Hi Farmer Jane!! We miss you!!

 The bean plants may be taller than we are but we still had fun harvesting.
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There are always weeds to pick....in the plots or on the path :)
There are always weeds to pick….in the plots or on the path 🙂

Our older farmers help teach  the younger ones …4

Teamwork!
Teamwork!

 Working together to pick tomatoes is more fun than doing it by yourself

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Gotta pick every weed! :)
Gotta pick every weed! 🙂

It takes a lot of work to trim all the dead flowers from our “jewelry ” 
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Having fun after a hard day’s work

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Can't forget to have a bite of sorrel before we leave!
Can’t forget to have a bite of sorrel before we leave!

 Checking the cucumbers to see what can be picked

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“Fluffing “the soil is important for the plot AND fun to do…

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It was fun to use a different tool to "fluff the soil" !
It was fun to use a different tool to “fluff the soil” !

 Checking for weeds in our garden  🙂3a

Sharing at the Farm!
Sharing at the Farm!

 Dividing up the harvest is always lots of fun 🙂

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Another busy day in the garden…there was fluffing to do !

busy day

 Picking…yummo 🙂  cherry Tomatoes!

yummy

 

 There were cucumbers galore !

cukes

Garlic to harvest, wash and take home to dry 🙂

garlic

 

 

 

 

 

Farmer secrets :)
Farmer secrets 🙂

 Picking the beautiful Chinese red beans !!!

red

 

 

 

 

Finding bugs...
Finding bugs…

 Being silly with our harvest…..  🙂 🙂  🙂silly

 New friends came to visit….a fun time was had by all!

new friends

 

Marshmallow enjoyed his first day in the garden :)
Marshmallow enjoyed his first day in the garden 🙂

 

It was a great day for our Potato Dig! 🙂 🙂 🙂

great day

What a fun harvest it was !

fun harvest

Must give those potatoes  a bath!!

bath

 Clean up Crew 🙂 🙂 🙂 !!!

cleanup crew

 What do you suppose is going on in this garden?

Monitoring our garden for pests :)
Monitoring our garden for pests 🙂

Busy as bees!  Getting after the garden FLUFF!!  🙂

fluff

 

 

 

 Picking the green beans…

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 Time to harvest the onions in the together garden 🙂 🙂

harvest onions

 

Look at my onion harvest!
Look at my onion harvest!

 Can you believe the size of this onion!! big onion

 Hard working harvest crew!!!

work crew onions

Sometimes we must be a bit silly!!! :)
Sometimes we must be a bit silly!!! 🙂

 

It was a busy day in the garden!

The tomatoes needed staking…

busy tomatoes

Having some green onions for salad tonight...
Having some green onions for salad tonight…
Picking the first green beans...
Picking the first green beans…

Farmer Bob helps plant another crop of lettuce seedlings.

farmer Bob

Carefully tuck the tiny plants in…

tuck

Working together 🙂 together

 Look at the tiny potatoes!  They’ll be ready for harvest soon!tiny potatoes

We got the last of the carrots!
We got the last of the carrots!

 Love the new sign for our garden:) 🙂 🙂sign

 Time for a  photo with Polly Pots 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂polly potsThere’s lots to do in the Children’s Garden

Peanuts, kale, corn and carrots…all our plants need tending to!

Getting ready to plant our sweet corn
Getting ready to plant our sweet corn
Get Ready! Get set! Plant that corn!
Get Ready! Get set! Plant that corn!

 Let’s cut some kale for kale chips…yummo 🙂

cutting kale

Notice the cilantro is getting ready to go to seed...
Notice the cilantro is getting ready to go to seed…

 Look! We have baby beans on this plant!

beans

Lettuce harvest!
Lettuce harvest!

 Trimming seed pods off our onions…

trim seeds

Planting a few peanuts left from last season...
Planting a few peanuts left from last season…

 Farmer Mary harvests the last of her carrots 🙂
Farmer Mary

Mr. Al came to teach us how to start seeds for our sandwich and salad!

mr al

Everyone paid close attention...
Everyone paid close attention…

Getting a better look at the rinsing process…

rinsing

Time to say goodbye to the tulips…

....and make room for the spring garden!
….and make room for the spring garden!

 Trying out Farmer Paul’s new tool…
new tool

 

Everybody wants a turn! :)
Everybody wants a turn! 🙂

 Blooms left for a bouquet 🙂
blooms

Some silly fun with the blooms !
Some silly fun with the blooms !

Get ready…get set…let’s get the blue potatoes ready to plant 🙂

ready

 Time to get the seedlings into the next pot 🙂

seedling

Very gently...separate the delicate roots.
Very gently…separate the delicate roots.

 Kale bouquets…ready for yummy kale chips 🙂

kale

Off to the dumpster…

dump

Farmer friends :)
Farmer friends 🙂

 

Friends that compost together … stay together 🙂 🙂

compost

It’s almost Tulip time !

tulip time

Planting seedlings we grew at home!
Planting seedlings we sprouted at home!

 This is how you gently remove the seedling from the pot.
seedling

 Time to harvest some Brussel Sprouts…
brussels

 

We cut the topper off first...the leaves are YUMMY sautéed!
We cut the topper off first…the leaves are YUMMY sautéed!
Getting down to the stem where the sprouts are.
Getting down to the stem where the sprouts are.

We all had a chance to harvest some sprouts!

a chance

Look at this healthy root system!
Look at this healthy root system!
We can taste them already :)
We can taste them already 🙂

Cutting some Kale for yummy kale chips!

kale

 Giving the Carrot harvest a bath !

carrots

 

We had a full day of harvesting and planting ahead…

full day

Prepping the soil for our spring garden !  🙂

prep soil

 

My carrots are ready!
My carrots are ready!

 

Finding the biggest carrots...
Finding the biggest carrots…

  I think there are more carrots to be picked.

more carrots

 A GREAT harvest! 🙂 🙂
great harvest

These carrots are so sweet :)
These carrots are so sweet 🙂

 WOW! This was FUN!  🙂 🙂
fun

We need to harvest cabbage, collards and kale!  🙂
harvest kale

Working together
Working together
Picking and mulching :)
Picking and mulching 🙂

Look at this lovely cabbage 🙂

lovely

Time to get the potatoes and onions planted…
time to get

Fluffing !
Fluffing !

Busy as bees!

busy

Teamwork :)
Teamwork 🙂

WE DID IT !! 🙂 🙂

we did it

It was a plentiful day!!!

plentiful day

Time to plan our Spring Garden!!  🙂

planning spring
Group discussion for our plans….

 Off to look for volunteer seedlings….

volunteers

 

All 3 of my tulips are up!!
All 3 of my tulips are up!!

There’s more tulips coming up here!

more tulips here

 The carrots are getting bigger! 🙂 🙂

carrots

We love the tartness of the Sorrel !

 

Just gotta love that sorrel taste!
Just gotta love that sorrel taste!

 

The "search and rescue" team! :)
The “search and rescue” team! 🙂

Yippppppeeeee!!!!!  Farmer Carol is Back !

carol back
It was a pretty nippy morning!

nippy

Time for a bit of “fluffing”!

fluffing

Getting ready to plant some “jewelry” for Spring bloom 🙂 🙂 🙂

ready for jewlwery

We're almost there!
We’re almost there!

Finding the last floret of broccoli before we say goodbye…

last broccoli

 

There's a whole lotta shakin' goin' on!
There’s a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on!

Chosing the best cauliflower.

cauliflower

 

I grew my first Savoy Cabbage!
I grew my first Savoy Cabbage!

Crazy fun to harvest Sunchokes in Farmer Cathy’s garden 🙂

sunchokes

 

Love the cleanup part!
Love the cleanup part!

More painting for our outdoor art project…

art work

 

Concentration...
Concentration…

We did it!!!!

ender

 

Fun in the garden with Warren!!
Fun in the garden with Warren!!

 

 

 

 

 

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