Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Planting in the Garden!

Our fall crop of lettuce, carrots, and radish has been expertly planted by Fernbank students this week and last.  But before we could plant our new plugs and seeds, there was much work to be done to prepare our garden beds.  Fernbank students also expertly pulled up dead plants and fed them to our composters.  The students added nutrient-rich soil from last season’s composter to the garden beds as well as organic fertilizer.  The lesson in the garden was What Goes In Your Compost Pile…
WHAT’S IN!!!!! J
Greens (high in nitrogen):
Grass clippings, prunings, fruits and vegetables, houseplants, manure (e.g., cow, horse, pig, chicken or rabbit), kitchen scraps (e.g., stale bread, egg shells, coffee grounds and filters, tea bags, citrus rinds, fruit and vegetable peels)
Browns (high in carbon):
Leaves, bark, straw, woodchips, sawdust, newspaper (shredded), brush (chopped), corn stalks
Do not use:
Dog or cat feces, oil, grease, fat, wood ash, meat or fish scraps, dairy products, weed seeds, diseased plants
Thank you to our teachers and parent volunteers!

1 comment:

  1. Be very careful also as to the source of grass clippings. Before using them, verify that the lawn from which the grass clippings were obtained has not been treated with any type of weed killer/herbicide