Room 103 students took a tour of the garden behind the school last week. We saw watermelons, pumpkins, tomatoes, beans and more. This led to our main purpose, seed drying and classification...along with a short reflection of light energy and color.
Many vegetables are already picked and hopefully eaten, but how do we continue the process? Did you know that some vegetables from school gardens go to local food pantries?
Welcome Peter Coppola!
To keep the process going, master gardener Peter Coppola came for a visit with dried bean seeds for us to check out. How did they become dry? What can we do with them? Why do the different seeds look different?
Next comes a variety of tomatoes like Purple Cherokee and Moon Glow. We noticed the differences between the different tomatoes. How do we get these tomatoes again next year? Hmm!
After digging out the seeds, we put them into water to sort the pulp from the seeds. Next steps: daily stirring, drying out and seeing the differences in our dried tomato seeds. Be sure to come back for more!