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Planting new ideas

Original post made on Jul 14, 2011

Avid backyard gardener Jake Hartinger meanders within the waist-high green forest that sits prominently in the center of his Palo Alto backyard. He reaches inside one of his Sun Gold tomato plants and pulls out two yellow, marble-sized fruits, rinses them under a hose, and pops one into his mouth.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 5:05 PM

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Posted by Jen
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 14, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Another great kid- friendly activity your readers would enjoy is to grow a TickleMe Plant from seeds and then watching the plant MOVE when Tickled! As a first grade teacher I no longer plant Lima beans, as the growing of this interactive plant, proved to be much more exciting and educational for my student's.
I found my supplies for a classroom kit at Web Link but they also sell individual greenhouses and even party favors, with everything you need to grow your own TickleMe Plant from seeds. I assure you your kids will be more excited about gardening, and its just fun to watch the expressions of the faces of children (and even adults) when they see the plant close its leaves and droop when tickled.


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Posted by Jenny C
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Jul 14, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Another great kid- friendly activity your readers would enjoy is to grow a TickleMe Plant from seeds and then watching the plant MOVE when Tickled! As a first grade teacher I no longer plant Lima beans, as the growing of this interactive plant, proved to be much more exciting and educational for my student's.
I found my supplies for a classroom kit at Web Link but they also sell individual greenhouses and even party favors, with everything you need to grow your own TickleMe Plant from seeds. I assure you your kids will be more excited about gardening, and its just fun to watch the expressions of the faces of children (and even adults) when they see the plant close its leaves and droop when tickled.


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Posted by morisson
a resident of Greenmeadow
on May 5, 2013 at 2:33 am

morisson is a registered user.

good lookin garden.. like everything. Last year I grew the pie pumpkins next to butternut squash ans when we processed the two the squash had more flavor and a deeper color we started using basketball training Web Link them for pies and bread instead pumpkin thanks for the video.


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