Saturday, May 15, 2010

5 Activities for Frost-Free Day

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In southeastern Iowa, May 15 is considered to be the frost-free date. What a perfect time to teach children a little agriculture.

1. Explain weather patterns and discuss why different places have different frost-free dates.

2. Plant a small garden with some herbs, vegetables, or flowers.

3. Visit a local nursery, greenhouse, or farm. If possible, have the owner explain a typical day during the different seasons.

4. Take a walk through a park. Try to identify the different plants.

5. Visit the library. Use the references there to decide which plants have to be planted after the frost-free date, which can be planted in the early spring, and which can be planted in the fall.
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