• Transplanting!

    Posted by Rhonna Griffin on 4/9/2020 2:00:00 PM

    Wow! I cant believe its spring break already! Today I took some starter plants that I bought from a local nursery (dont worry, they delivered) and put those in post for the season. I also planted a new round of green beans and lettuces!


    sprouting lettuce

    The lettuce and arugala are growing nicely. I'll need to thin them out in order to get actual leaf growth! That will happen when I transplant in the next week or so. 


    Green Beans and Cukes

    The green beans are getting tall. Once the roots are stronger I can plant them in the ground. 

    Ready to Transplant

    Here you can see the plants I got from the nursery! I am using pots and soil I collected from Brookside to do more container style gardening while I am preparing the in ground garden area here at my home.


    All Set


    Here you can se I planted three kale, three swiss chard, and three lettuce plants (the other three of each variety I will plant directly in the ground in another week or two. In the "red" oval pot I planted two rows of lettuce and in the three green pots that appear empty I planted more green beans.

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  • Seed Growth!

    Posted by Rhonna Griffin on 3/30/2020 1:00:00 PM

    Hello Garden Fans!


    On Friday March 27th I took this updated photo of the seeds! You'll see that the lettuce and arugala were sprouting right away!

    first picture of seedlings


    However, today Monday March 30th I took these pictures and you can see how much growth there has been!

    Green Beans, Cucumber and Sunflowers are sprouting well! (below)

    green beans, zucchini, and sun flower

    And here (below) you can see the zinnias, arugala and lettuce mix sprouting so well!

    flower and lettuces

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  • Planting!

    Posted by Rhonna Griffin on 3/23/2020 8:00:00 AM

    Hello Brookside Family! Today was an exciting day, I was able to prep the rest of the soil and get seeds planted! When I left the tray, I had hoped that the water would have expanded the pellets and they would loosen up into soil. That was not the case! When I went to check on the tray today, they looked like this!

    Pods not quite expanded

    So I decided to grab a fork to pull up each pellet and break them up with my fingers! Yas! I love getting my hands in the dirt!! Look how fluffy the soil was afterwards!

    Fluffy Soil!

    Then I took my seed packets and planted them in the following order....

    Bean     Bean    Cucumber    Zucchini   Cantelope   Sunflower    Zinnia   Zinnia    Arugala   Salad Mix

    Ready for Sunshine

    I put water in the bottom of the tray and covered it and now am going to let the sunshine do its work!

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  • Beauty of Pollination

    Posted by Rhonna Griffin on 3/22/2020 6:00:00 AM

    Happy Weekend everyone!!

    I found this gorgeous video of pollinators hard at work and I wanted to share it all with you! Which was your favorite?

    The Beauty of Pollination!

    Monarch Butterfly


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  • Seed Starter Kit

    Posted by Rhonna Griffin on 3/20/2020 12:00:00 PM

    So yesterday I went to Home Depot and got a seed starter kit and some seeds so we get things moving for our Brookside School Garden. 

    Burpee Seed Starter Kit

    I added about 16 cups of water to the tray to get the soil pellets to expand!



    I'm going to let them rest a bit to continue soaking up the water!

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  • Happy First Day of Spring

    Posted by Rhonna Griffin on 3/19/2020 11:10:00 AM

    Happy First Day of Spring! Looking forward to seeing our garden grow this year! 


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