Our class has a wonderful outdoor garden. This fall we planted lettuce and spinach plants. We still have a huge basil plant from last spring. So today while we were observing our lettuce and spinach we decided to harvest some basil and make pesto. We are so lucky that the basil is still growing but not for long. As soon as we get our first frost or freeze (below 32 degrees) the basil plant will die. It is an annual plant and will need to be planted again at the beginning of spring. Here in Texas we could get a freeze around the end of October or beginning of November. We also have a very large cherry tomato plant still producing tomatoes from the spring. We hope to make a class salad as soon as our lettuce is big enough.
Do you have a school garden? What do you have in your garden? What have you learned about having a school or classroom garden? What should we plant this spring? Having a garden is hard work and needs a lot of attention. What do you like best about having a class garden?