Friday, April 15, 2016

Planting Party!

This week has been a planting party in 2R! Many of us had success growing our lima beans, and now we are going to try our hand with some new plants!

 At the beginning of the week, we studied the packets of seeds we were going to plant in order to learn about what we were planting and how to best help them grow. Once we took notes for each packet and discussed what we should do, we got to planting:

We will now be trying to grow spinach, rainbow blend chard, and pole beans!

Later in the week, we created mini greenhouses to grow some of our pole beans in. We each designed a greenhouse to hang in the window. We placed 2 bean seeds in a plastic bag with a damp paper towel and sealed the bag, which was then stapled to our greenhouse. Not only will the sealed bag water the seed for us, but we will also be able to see the roots grow through the plastic! Hopefully some of our seeds will germinate over the weekend :) 

We also placed some cosmos seeds in a slightly larger greenhouse to see how the plants were able to water themselves in the enclosed environment. We noticed water was collecting on the top of the plastic as it evaporated from the soil, and then it would condense and fall from the lid like rain!

In just a few short days, we were already beginning to see some growth :) We can't wait to see what all of our plants look like when we return to school on Monday!

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