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  • October 21, 2021 3:26 PM | Jane Hiller (Administrator)

     Irmo High School's Classroom Plant Project is underway. Jobs Skills students, with their teachers, organized a school-wide distribution to classrooms. 

  • October 21, 2021 7:18 AM | Jane Hiller (Administrator)

    According to Sallie from Sal's Old Timey Feed & Seed, sugar snap peas love cool consistent weather which is most likely October to November and again February to March. She recommends planting them in pots, two seeds to a hole the depth of the size of the seed.  Peas get their nutrients from the air, so aside from adding some good compost to the pot before planting, don't  worry about fertilizing these plants. This  "easy-peasy" veggie is one your students will love!

  • September 26, 2021 5:02 PM | Jane Hiller (Administrator)

    Sallie Sharpe, in Columbia, generously shares monthly gardening tips with Green Step Schools. She recommends planting lettuce now by filling a container with drainage holes with one part Sungro to two parts Black Kow Compost. Pat the soil down before spreading the lettuce seeds on top of the soil and very lightly covering them with soil. Keep the soil moist. After the seedlings appear, only water when your finger feels dry one inch below the surface. Now add a small amount of Osmocote (high in nitrogen) and organic garden tone  (to add calcium, magnesium, slow release fertilizer and micro nutrients.) Remember that crops must be fed if you want them to grow (Osmocote every three months and garden tone every month for the best greens.)  Clip your greens with scissors as you need them, Leave 4-5 inches each time and they will keep growing back. You will have salad all winter. Thanks for the tips, Sallie!



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