Winter Garden Design
During the fall, students were introduced to the greenhouse effect and gained an understanding of how the principle is used in our hoop house to grow vegetables. Students then discovered Eliot Coleman's winter gardening practices and studied the technique. They then researched and planned their very own garden plots to be planted inside the hoop house. Those plots were seeded by students and have been growing well all winter long in the hoop house.
Seedlings make their way to the Hoophouse
Last Wednesday, the Garden Club Students were busy planting over 700 plants into Fertil Pots. They were then wrapped up and left in the woodshop to germinate. Success!!! We came in on Monday morning to well over 75% of them germinated. We then had to get them up to the hoophouse before they get too leggy. Some of them are already looking a little "lean and long" in only 5 days since being seeded. They'll now spend the next 4-5 weeks getting bigger in the hoophouse and will then be up for sale in mid May. Check back for details on the first ever SIS Community Garden Seedling Sale.
The Hoop House is here!!
On the first warm Saturday in March, a wonderful crew of SIS students, staff, and even staff family and friends showed up to construct the first SIS Community Garden Hoop House. Please see below for more info on the project. If you are curious, the hoop house was a kit project purchased at this fine company!