With grandparents en route to visit from France, the kids were given carte blanche to cut any bloom they want from the garden.
@kids.seed.co we think a homegrown bouquet is the perfect way to welcome those you love most and these guys are giddy with excitement!💐
Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean ~ this prolific and heavy producing pole bean is an heirloom of the Cherokee people and was brought west on the Trail of Tears in 1838.
The kids unanimously enjoy the fresh snap beans and the dried beans are renowned for their depth of flavor in winter stews.
#serviceberry We’ve made a tradition of planting fruit trees to mark important occasions. @kids.seed.co
We planted this serviceberry (Amelanchier) today at Asbury MUMC where the second generation in our family just finished preschool. Our kids received an amazing early education from the warm and compassionate community at NAPS and we’ll certainly be by to help harvest berries each spring! ❤️🙏🍒
Bees & Sweet Corn 🐝🌽
~ Corn is primarily pollinated by the wind as pollen is blown from the blooming tassels atop the plant to the stringy silks below. Our corn @kids.seed.co is humming with honeybees and the nectar of the flowers provide them with sustaining food. The bees do play a role in pollination though as their vibrations release golden grains of pollen in photo 1. 🙏
Feeding primarily on the seeds of maple, ash and boxelder trees, these bugs have left the garden @kids.seed.co alone but provide plenty of entertainment! “boxelder bugs are strong-smelling and will release a pungent and bad-tasting compound upon being disturbed to discourage predation. This allows them to form conspicuous aggregations without being preyed on.”