Spring colors


Plant labels can combine art and identification!

This week at Willow Bend, spring garden planning has included making a planting map, and painting colorful labels. The youth that I have been working with did a great job despite only getting a small crash course in gardening. We have been using seed catalogs to learn about the crops we’re growing so we know what they look like and how they grow.


Spinach sprouting


Lettuce sprouting

Right now on our window bench we have spinach, lettuce, and cilantro, starting indoors to go outside in May. Next week we’ll be starting sunflowers, broccoli, carrots, chard, and herbs.

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