Here they are. Last days in the greenhouse before being delivered to the classroom. Here’s a photo summary of their story so far. We’re wishing them luck and can’t wait to hear the rest of their story from you.
Questions to ask about your plants that help tell their story. Reread “tips from how to care for your plants” for ideas on how to light, water, and amendments affect growth. If you are conducting a scientific experiment, you want to make sure you are starting with two plants that are approximately the same size. However, if you’re telling interesting stories about plants, and looking really closely, you’ll notice that not all plants are exactly the same.
Invite the GEC to your school for a presentation and we’ll set up stations to help you describe your plants in comparison to others, the color, size, and shapes, to figure out and tell the story of your plant. It’s a fun challenge, finding clues.
Are some bigger, younger, or older than others? Why? Why might that be beneficial for a garden?
Do some pots have more than one plant? How will this affect growth?
Are any of the plants growing differently? (There might be a few buttercrunch “speckles” out there, see if you can spot them!)
OTHER TRAY IDEAS from our family workshop. What story did these trays have before we reused them under our plants?