“Hello lettuce plants!” I say it every time I enter my dining room, because I’m trying the windowsill lettuce challenge at home. In fact, many Green Schools volunteers also took home plants to care for, and we are all novices, taking notes on what makes this challenging, fun, and educational. Two weeks left until the plant and poster pickup for Buttercrunch Awards entries on April 9/10. Please take a minute to let us know what’s happening on your windowsill:
For what they are worth, here are some reports from my home experiment and GEC classroom windowsill to yours.
Remember, I’m an amateur gardener, which means to say, I do it for pleasure and enjoyment, and I’m building my skills. When three brothers visited my home over the weekend, I asked them to check out my windowsill lettuce, because I have fun with these plants, but I also stress about them. My father and two uncles grew up on a farm in Minnesota, we all get together and talk about soil, and I was lucky they enthusiastically shared their lettuce advice, in case you can relate:
Hope you enjoy the photos. I welcome yours too. If any guest parent gardeners stop by your classroom and offer advice, please share 🙂
If you are interested in borrowing a worm bin to see how it all works, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can bring you a presentation on vermicomposting, or you can just borrow a bin for a week and see what happens!