April 14, 2020

Island Grown at Home: Week 3

Check out this week's video on Seeding Spring Greens below. Please share with us any of your spring garden adventures by posting @islandgrownschools or hashtagging #IslandGrownAtHome. We'd love to repost you "Island Grown at Home-ing" on our page! 
Happy Spring explorations to us all!


Seeding Spring Greens

Lots of greens like to be planted in the spring when the weather is still cool. Follow along with Suzie as she seeds some spinach, arugula, and lettuce.

How to Seed Greens: 

  1. Pick your seeds- some greens that like to be planted this time of year are arugula, spinach, lettuce, kale, and chard. It's also a good time to plant peas, radishes, carrots, and beets.
  2. Pick a place to plant- choose a space that's not too close to other plants, where your seeds will have plenty of room to grow
  3. Make a trench or furrow- check your seed packet for the correct depth
  4. Sow the seeds at the right spacing
  5. Cover lightly with soil
  6. Add nutrients to the soil- Click here to learn more about soil amendments



Need Garden Materials?


ON-ISLAND

SBS The Grain Store
Monday-Friday 8-3, Saturday 9-4
Open in store: 8:00-10:00am 
Curbside service strongly encouraged: 8:00-3:00pm
Check Facebook page for daily updates
(508) 696-7271

Middletown Nursery
Monday-Saturday 9-4
Curbside service available
Check Facebook page for updates
(508) 696-7600

Vineyard Gardens
Monday-Saturday 8-5, Sunday 9-3
Place an order online then pickup from the store
(508) 693-8511

Jardin Mahoney's
Monday-Saturday 8-5, Sunday 9-5
Delivery only
Visit their online store to browse and request products, then pick up
(508) 693-3511

Heather Gardens
Open daily 8:30-5:30
(508) 693-1467

ONLINE

Sow True Seeds 
Order pea seeds online

Eden Brothers
Order pea seeds online


Activities


Visit our website to learn how to make a Dream Garden Collage or Grow Bulbs Indoors!


More Resources

Gardening Books Read-aloud on YouTube

Johnny's Seed Starting Calendar

The Farmer's Almanac Seed Starting Calendar








Share your "Island Grown at Home" photos and videos with us on social media: Tag @islandgrowninitiative
Hashtag #IslandGrownAtHome