Harvesting with Students in the Garden

Steps for Harvesting Produce in the School Garden Think ahead to harvesting time. This post helps you prepare for the harvest of any garden produce. Some things to consider include: when (or if) students will be eating the produce; whether the harvested produce is going to be used later in the lesson; how you want … Read more

Prepping the Garden for Winter

Steps to Preparing Your Garden for the Winter These steps will help you lay your garden to rest for the colder season and also ensure it is ready to plant by spring. If you aren’t ready to stop gardening just yet, read our series about Techniques for Extending the Growing Season for pointers on how … Read more

Techniques for Extending the Growing Season: Floating Row Covers

Techniques for Extending the Growing Season: Floating Row Covers This series offers  some common techniques that you can use to try to extend your growing season. Most of the methods help your soil stay warmer and protect your plants from harsh, cold winds. These techniques can be adopted one at a time, or you can … Read more

Techniques for Extending the Growing Season: Cold Frames

Techniques for Extending Your Growing Season: Cold Frames This series offers  some common techniques that you can use to try to extend your growing season. Most of the methods help your soil stay warmer and protect your plants from harsh, cold winds. These techniques can be adopted one at a time, or you can use … Read more

Techniques for Extending the Growing Season: Greenhouses & Hoophouses

Techniques for Extending Your Growing Season: Greenhouses & Hoophouses This series offers  some common techniques that you can use to try to extend your growing season. Most of the methods help your soil stay warmer and protect your plants from harsh, cold winds. These techniques can be adopted one at a time, or you can … Read more

Techniques for Extending the Growing Season: Raised Beds

Extending the Growing Season: Raised Beds This series offers  some common techniques that you can use to try to extend your growing season. Most of the methods help your soil stay warmer and protect your plants from harsh, cold winds. These techniques can be adopted one at a time, or you can use more than … Read more

Techniques for Extending the Growing Season: Mulch

Techniques for Extending Your Growing Season: Mulch This series offers  some common techniques that you can use to try to extend your growing season. Most of the methods help your soil stay warmer and protect your plants from harsh, cold winds. These techniques can be adopted one at a time, or you can use more … Read more

Sheet Composting (or Lasagna Composting/Gardening)

Sheet composting is similar to trench composting in that it is cheap and low-maintenance once you’ve set it up. In this technique, you simply place layers of compostable materials on your garden beds and wait until they decompose to plant there. These layers are usually started with multiple layers of newspaper or one layer of … Read more

Trench Composting

Trench composting involves simply placing organic matter in a dug trench of your soil. It is very cheap and very simple to do, but there are some things you should take into consideration: This may be best for larger gardens since it is low maintenance, but also because you want to put compost in garden … Read more

Vermicomposting

Vermicomposting is a word used to describe composting using worms. This method is pretty small-scale, so it should be used alongside other more large-scale composting methods. It is a great way to get kids aware and thinking about decomposition, and unlike other methods can be done inside the classroom. The finished product, worm castings, is … Read more