On November 16th, 2012, the students of PS 84 planted 300 crocus, snow-drops, and daffodil bulbs in their garden. Despite the cold weather and monumental challenge of planting so many bulbs, the kids had an amazing time. In a few months, the kids will see the results of their hard work. Can’t wait! Click on the images to enlarge the pictures.
Some of the tools used to plant the bulbs.
The bulbs are ready to go! There’s so many things the students of PS 84 learned today!
They learned the difference between bulbs and seeds. Bulbs produce flowers quickly and are basically foolproof, while seeds can take up to 2 years to bloom! This makes bulbs the perfect choice for gardening with kids.
The students learned the difference between the top and bottom of the bulbs. Pictured is the top.
This is the bottom of the bulb. They learned not to confuse the two when putting it in the ground. They didn’t want to have tulips growing upside down!
During next step, the children learned how far to dig the hole. The garden teacher told the children four inches deep. These transporting trowels, which come with measuring marks, made it easy for the kids to know how deep to dig.
The last step was simple: cover the bulbs back up with soil, water them, and wait for spring!