On Friday, we went out to the Chets Creek garden and planted potatoes. The children learned that you can grow a potato by cutting one in half and planting it with at least two "eyes" facing upward.
The trench had to be least eight inches deep. Students used the trowel to dig and cover the hole. Dr. Zenk helped the children in the planting technique.
After they planted the potato, students went over to the lettuce patch and learned how to pull weeds.
The final step in the planting procedure was to cover the planted potatoes with two inches of mulch. In this case they used dried leaves. It was a great experience for the students and we will be checking back in a few weeks to see how our potatoes are doing. We may use them for our "Cooking Wednesday" cooking class when they are harvested!