Thursday, February 24, 2011

Paper or Peat?

The Library Learning Patch kids making paper seedling pots from newspaper.

Newspaper strips are soaked in water.

Carefully line a small plastic cup with  two or three layers of the  damp strips.

Use a pencil to make a small hole in the paper at the bottom of the cup.

Allow to dry for a day or two.

 When completely dry, the cups can be filled with potting soil and planted with seeds.

When the seedlings are ready to transplant outside,
 they can be placed in the ground paper pot and all!

As the new little plant grows, the recycled pot will disappear.

The Library Patch Kids will be comparing their paper pots with peat pots
 at home this week as the plant     
basil, marigolds and sunflowers.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Tomatoes and peppers and carrots, Oh My!

The Library Learning Patch
is a gardening group geared toward
homeschool families in the area
sponsored by 
the Red River County Public Library


The group is led by Mrs. Sheri Schwed, a certified Texas Master Naturalist, 
volunteering via the Red River Chapter.

Throughout the spring, the group will learn hands-on about plants and their many attributes  by planting a small vegetable garden and observing and caring for it each week.

The group will meet each Thursday afternoon through May at 1:00 pm.
Registrations will be accepted until February 24.

Contact the Library for more information.

Art of Africa

If you didn't get a chance to come by while the
African Art exhibit was installed,
here is a sample.

Field trip visitors: