Saturday, June 24, 2006

Watermelons and More

This is a picture of one of the little watermelons. There are about five more just like this! I hope that at least one or two of these wait until school starts to ripen so that the kids can enjoy it! We started the watermelon plants from seeds in our classroom around April, then planted them outside in the garden in May. They are doing so well, the vines are creeping around the corner of the building. They may take over the playground!
The birdhouse gourds are doing well. There are flowers on the plants, and where there are flowers, there will be gourds! I would like to have enough that each child can make one to take home. We had more planted, but the school system people sprayed the fences with weed killer earlier in the summer and killed all but two of the gourds that we had planted on the fence.
I planted the pumpkin seeds earlier this week, and they have sprouted already! I really hope that they all grow and produce, so that the kids can see all of the different sizes and colors of pumpkins. They will be surprised when they come back to school in August that we have pumpkins growing already! Last year we planted them when school started in August, and they didn't have the necessary time to produce pumpkins for Halloween. We will definitely have pumpkins in time for Halloween this year!

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