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WATCH: Here’s Why Every School Should Have Its Own Garden

WATCH: Here’s Why Every School Should Have Its Own Garden

It turns out that even the most amateur gardeners can be blessed with a pretty green thumb

This giant carrot turned a class of beginning gardeners into expert horticulturalists.

A giant carrot grown by students at the Waldorf School of Cape Cod in the small village of Cotuit, Massachusetts, is proving the importance of food education at any age.

The carrot, which has become a sort of pet for the young Cape Cod gardeners, is “pretty much the biggest one I’ve ever seen,” third grader David Corley confirmed to CapeCast, the school’s YouTube channel. And even though Corley says he doesn’t usually love carrots, he’s sad to see the giant carrot go (into soup, he assumes).

Starting the CapeCast segment by singing, “We don’t care what they look like, we’ll eat them any way they get put on our plates,” the students have become budding horticulture experts, spending at least one day a week in the garden during the summer, and even watching the carrot’s astounding growth during recess once they got back to school.

Once they finally decided it was time to harvest the giant carrot, the kids measured their favorite vegetable to discover that it was an impressive two and a half pounds, 10 and a half inches long, and nine and a half inches “around” — which we’re assuming means the diameter of the widest part of the carrot.

Watch the adorable video below:


Ultimate Guide to Growing Awesome Onions

Wow! This one question completely re-framed things for me. I had never quite thought about each vegetable in this way.

And when I told her she would get one onion from planting one onion, she said, “Oh, then I’m not going to plant them. It won’t be worth it.”

Of course I had to laugh when she said this, because one of my favorite yearly rituals is growing onions!

But, our exchange was a wonderful reminder that what’s “worth it” to grow our gardens is a purely personal decision.

Since you’re here reading this post, I’m going to assume you feel enthusiastic about growing onions this season.

I don’t know about you, but most of the recipes we cook at home start with onions and garlic in the pan with a little olive oil. We cook most nights of the week, so that means we use a lot of onions throughout the year.

That’s why they’re one of my favorite vegetables to grow in my garden.

I usually plant between 300-500 (mostly storage) onions so we can eat them all winter long. A fun challenge I set for myself is to never have to buy onions at the store.

Some years are more successful than others!

One thing I can say is that over the years, I’ve mastered the art of growing amazing onions. Every July, my onion harvest is pretty epic for a home garden, as you can see from the photos in this post.

Unfortunately, a lot of gardeners confide in me that they struggle to grow onions successfully. I understand, because onions there are some very specific techniques you need to emply to grow onions to brag about.

The goals of this post are to share the best practices for growing onions and get you excited about including them in your garden plan this spring. And you don’t have to grow 500 like me to join the onion enthusiast club!

This post contains affiliate links.


Ultimate Guide to Growing Awesome Onions

Wow! This one question completely re-framed things for me. I had never quite thought about each vegetable in this way.

And when I told her she would get one onion from planting one onion, she said, “Oh, then I’m not going to plant them. It won’t be worth it.”

Of course I had to laugh when she said this, because one of my favorite yearly rituals is growing onions!

But, our exchange was a wonderful reminder that what’s “worth it” to grow our gardens is a purely personal decision.

Since you’re here reading this post, I’m going to assume you feel enthusiastic about growing onions this season.

I don’t know about you, but most of the recipes we cook at home start with onions and garlic in the pan with a little olive oil. We cook most nights of the week, so that means we use a lot of onions throughout the year.

That’s why they’re one of my favorite vegetables to grow in my garden.

I usually plant between 300-500 (mostly storage) onions so we can eat them all winter long. A fun challenge I set for myself is to never have to buy onions at the store.

Some years are more successful than others!

One thing I can say is that over the years, I’ve mastered the art of growing amazing onions. Every July, my onion harvest is pretty epic for a home garden, as you can see from the photos in this post.

Unfortunately, a lot of gardeners confide in me that they struggle to grow onions successfully. I understand, because onions there are some very specific techniques you need to emply to grow onions to brag about.

The goals of this post are to share the best practices for growing onions and get you excited about including them in your garden plan this spring. And you don’t have to grow 500 like me to join the onion enthusiast club!

This post contains affiliate links.


Ultimate Guide to Growing Awesome Onions

Wow! This one question completely re-framed things for me. I had never quite thought about each vegetable in this way.

And when I told her she would get one onion from planting one onion, she said, “Oh, then I’m not going to plant them. It won’t be worth it.”

Of course I had to laugh when she said this, because one of my favorite yearly rituals is growing onions!

But, our exchange was a wonderful reminder that what’s “worth it” to grow our gardens is a purely personal decision.

Since you’re here reading this post, I’m going to assume you feel enthusiastic about growing onions this season.

I don’t know about you, but most of the recipes we cook at home start with onions and garlic in the pan with a little olive oil. We cook most nights of the week, so that means we use a lot of onions throughout the year.

That’s why they’re one of my favorite vegetables to grow in my garden.

I usually plant between 300-500 (mostly storage) onions so we can eat them all winter long. A fun challenge I set for myself is to never have to buy onions at the store.

Some years are more successful than others!

One thing I can say is that over the years, I’ve mastered the art of growing amazing onions. Every July, my onion harvest is pretty epic for a home garden, as you can see from the photos in this post.

Unfortunately, a lot of gardeners confide in me that they struggle to grow onions successfully. I understand, because onions there are some very specific techniques you need to emply to grow onions to brag about.

The goals of this post are to share the best practices for growing onions and get you excited about including them in your garden plan this spring. And you don’t have to grow 500 like me to join the onion enthusiast club!

This post contains affiliate links.


Ultimate Guide to Growing Awesome Onions

Wow! This one question completely re-framed things for me. I had never quite thought about each vegetable in this way.

And when I told her she would get one onion from planting one onion, she said, “Oh, then I’m not going to plant them. It won’t be worth it.”

Of course I had to laugh when she said this, because one of my favorite yearly rituals is growing onions!

But, our exchange was a wonderful reminder that what’s “worth it” to grow our gardens is a purely personal decision.

Since you’re here reading this post, I’m going to assume you feel enthusiastic about growing onions this season.

I don’t know about you, but most of the recipes we cook at home start with onions and garlic in the pan with a little olive oil. We cook most nights of the week, so that means we use a lot of onions throughout the year.

That’s why they’re one of my favorite vegetables to grow in my garden.

I usually plant between 300-500 (mostly storage) onions so we can eat them all winter long. A fun challenge I set for myself is to never have to buy onions at the store.

Some years are more successful than others!

One thing I can say is that over the years, I’ve mastered the art of growing amazing onions. Every July, my onion harvest is pretty epic for a home garden, as you can see from the photos in this post.

Unfortunately, a lot of gardeners confide in me that they struggle to grow onions successfully. I understand, because onions there are some very specific techniques you need to emply to grow onions to brag about.

The goals of this post are to share the best practices for growing onions and get you excited about including them in your garden plan this spring. And you don’t have to grow 500 like me to join the onion enthusiast club!

This post contains affiliate links.


Ultimate Guide to Growing Awesome Onions

Wow! This one question completely re-framed things for me. I had never quite thought about each vegetable in this way.

And when I told her she would get one onion from planting one onion, she said, “Oh, then I’m not going to plant them. It won’t be worth it.”

Of course I had to laugh when she said this, because one of my favorite yearly rituals is growing onions!

But, our exchange was a wonderful reminder that what’s “worth it” to grow our gardens is a purely personal decision.

Since you’re here reading this post, I’m going to assume you feel enthusiastic about growing onions this season.

I don’t know about you, but most of the recipes we cook at home start with onions and garlic in the pan with a little olive oil. We cook most nights of the week, so that means we use a lot of onions throughout the year.

That’s why they’re one of my favorite vegetables to grow in my garden.

I usually plant between 300-500 (mostly storage) onions so we can eat them all winter long. A fun challenge I set for myself is to never have to buy onions at the store.

Some years are more successful than others!

One thing I can say is that over the years, I’ve mastered the art of growing amazing onions. Every July, my onion harvest is pretty epic for a home garden, as you can see from the photos in this post.

Unfortunately, a lot of gardeners confide in me that they struggle to grow onions successfully. I understand, because onions there are some very specific techniques you need to emply to grow onions to brag about.

The goals of this post are to share the best practices for growing onions and get you excited about including them in your garden plan this spring. And you don’t have to grow 500 like me to join the onion enthusiast club!

This post contains affiliate links.


Ultimate Guide to Growing Awesome Onions

Wow! This one question completely re-framed things for me. I had never quite thought about each vegetable in this way.

And when I told her she would get one onion from planting one onion, she said, “Oh, then I’m not going to plant them. It won’t be worth it.”

Of course I had to laugh when she said this, because one of my favorite yearly rituals is growing onions!

But, our exchange was a wonderful reminder that what’s “worth it” to grow our gardens is a purely personal decision.

Since you’re here reading this post, I’m going to assume you feel enthusiastic about growing onions this season.

I don’t know about you, but most of the recipes we cook at home start with onions and garlic in the pan with a little olive oil. We cook most nights of the week, so that means we use a lot of onions throughout the year.

That’s why they’re one of my favorite vegetables to grow in my garden.

I usually plant between 300-500 (mostly storage) onions so we can eat them all winter long. A fun challenge I set for myself is to never have to buy onions at the store.

Some years are more successful than others!

One thing I can say is that over the years, I’ve mastered the art of growing amazing onions. Every July, my onion harvest is pretty epic for a home garden, as you can see from the photos in this post.

Unfortunately, a lot of gardeners confide in me that they struggle to grow onions successfully. I understand, because onions there are some very specific techniques you need to emply to grow onions to brag about.

The goals of this post are to share the best practices for growing onions and get you excited about including them in your garden plan this spring. And you don’t have to grow 500 like me to join the onion enthusiast club!

This post contains affiliate links.


Ultimate Guide to Growing Awesome Onions

Wow! This one question completely re-framed things for me. I had never quite thought about each vegetable in this way.

And when I told her she would get one onion from planting one onion, she said, “Oh, then I’m not going to plant them. It won’t be worth it.”

Of course I had to laugh when she said this, because one of my favorite yearly rituals is growing onions!

But, our exchange was a wonderful reminder that what’s “worth it” to grow our gardens is a purely personal decision.

Since you’re here reading this post, I’m going to assume you feel enthusiastic about growing onions this season.

I don’t know about you, but most of the recipes we cook at home start with onions and garlic in the pan with a little olive oil. We cook most nights of the week, so that means we use a lot of onions throughout the year.

That’s why they’re one of my favorite vegetables to grow in my garden.

I usually plant between 300-500 (mostly storage) onions so we can eat them all winter long. A fun challenge I set for myself is to never have to buy onions at the store.

Some years are more successful than others!

One thing I can say is that over the years, I’ve mastered the art of growing amazing onions. Every July, my onion harvest is pretty epic for a home garden, as you can see from the photos in this post.

Unfortunately, a lot of gardeners confide in me that they struggle to grow onions successfully. I understand, because onions there are some very specific techniques you need to emply to grow onions to brag about.

The goals of this post are to share the best practices for growing onions and get you excited about including them in your garden plan this spring. And you don’t have to grow 500 like me to join the onion enthusiast club!

This post contains affiliate links.


Ultimate Guide to Growing Awesome Onions

Wow! This one question completely re-framed things for me. I had never quite thought about each vegetable in this way.

And when I told her she would get one onion from planting one onion, she said, “Oh, then I’m not going to plant them. It won’t be worth it.”

Of course I had to laugh when she said this, because one of my favorite yearly rituals is growing onions!

But, our exchange was a wonderful reminder that what’s “worth it” to grow our gardens is a purely personal decision.

Since you’re here reading this post, I’m going to assume you feel enthusiastic about growing onions this season.

I don’t know about you, but most of the recipes we cook at home start with onions and garlic in the pan with a little olive oil. We cook most nights of the week, so that means we use a lot of onions throughout the year.

That’s why they’re one of my favorite vegetables to grow in my garden.

I usually plant between 300-500 (mostly storage) onions so we can eat them all winter long. A fun challenge I set for myself is to never have to buy onions at the store.

Some years are more successful than others!

One thing I can say is that over the years, I’ve mastered the art of growing amazing onions. Every July, my onion harvest is pretty epic for a home garden, as you can see from the photos in this post.

Unfortunately, a lot of gardeners confide in me that they struggle to grow onions successfully. I understand, because onions there are some very specific techniques you need to emply to grow onions to brag about.

The goals of this post are to share the best practices for growing onions and get you excited about including them in your garden plan this spring. And you don’t have to grow 500 like me to join the onion enthusiast club!

This post contains affiliate links.


Ultimate Guide to Growing Awesome Onions

Wow! This one question completely re-framed things for me. I had never quite thought about each vegetable in this way.

And when I told her she would get one onion from planting one onion, she said, “Oh, then I’m not going to plant them. It won’t be worth it.”

Of course I had to laugh when she said this, because one of my favorite yearly rituals is growing onions!

But, our exchange was a wonderful reminder that what’s “worth it” to grow our gardens is a purely personal decision.

Since you’re here reading this post, I’m going to assume you feel enthusiastic about growing onions this season.

I don’t know about you, but most of the recipes we cook at home start with onions and garlic in the pan with a little olive oil. We cook most nights of the week, so that means we use a lot of onions throughout the year.

That’s why they’re one of my favorite vegetables to grow in my garden.

I usually plant between 300-500 (mostly storage) onions so we can eat them all winter long. A fun challenge I set for myself is to never have to buy onions at the store.

Some years are more successful than others!

One thing I can say is that over the years, I’ve mastered the art of growing amazing onions. Every July, my onion harvest is pretty epic for a home garden, as you can see from the photos in this post.

Unfortunately, a lot of gardeners confide in me that they struggle to grow onions successfully. I understand, because onions there are some very specific techniques you need to emply to grow onions to brag about.

The goals of this post are to share the best practices for growing onions and get you excited about including them in your garden plan this spring. And you don’t have to grow 500 like me to join the onion enthusiast club!

This post contains affiliate links.


Ultimate Guide to Growing Awesome Onions

Wow! This one question completely re-framed things for me. I had never quite thought about each vegetable in this way.

And when I told her she would get one onion from planting one onion, she said, “Oh, then I’m not going to plant them. It won’t be worth it.”

Of course I had to laugh when she said this, because one of my favorite yearly rituals is growing onions!

But, our exchange was a wonderful reminder that what’s “worth it” to grow our gardens is a purely personal decision.

Since you’re here reading this post, I’m going to assume you feel enthusiastic about growing onions this season.

I don’t know about you, but most of the recipes we cook at home start with onions and garlic in the pan with a little olive oil. We cook most nights of the week, so that means we use a lot of onions throughout the year.

That’s why they’re one of my favorite vegetables to grow in my garden.

I usually plant between 300-500 (mostly storage) onions so we can eat them all winter long. A fun challenge I set for myself is to never have to buy onions at the store.

Some years are more successful than others!

One thing I can say is that over the years, I’ve mastered the art of growing amazing onions. Every July, my onion harvest is pretty epic for a home garden, as you can see from the photos in this post.

Unfortunately, a lot of gardeners confide in me that they struggle to grow onions successfully. I understand, because onions there are some very specific techniques you need to emply to grow onions to brag about.

The goals of this post are to share the best practices for growing onions and get you excited about including them in your garden plan this spring. And you don’t have to grow 500 like me to join the onion enthusiast club!

This post contains affiliate links.