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Ideas for easy fall planting?


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Ideas for easy fall planting?

northside food | May 16, 2009 10:32 AM

Hi all, I teach at a private middle school in suburban Atlanta. At my school, I'm required to offer two electives per semester. This spring, I offered "Food Appreciation" as one of them. It was a very well received class and I'm offering it again next fall.

One of our projects this spring was an herb garden that we used for some of our recipes. I'd like to do a little more next fall, and plant some vegetables. I need to turn in my budget request soon, so I'm looking for ideas for planting. I'd like to start a few things from seed, just to give the kids the experience, but we don't have a greenhouse. I can start planting the first week of school, in mid August. I know spinach is a good cool weather plant, and I think argula is too.

Any suggestions? I'm not terribly experienced as a gardener, and I do most of mine during summer vacation, so I'm not too sure what my options are.

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