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Green Thumbs Forced Indoors

Student in the TEAM School Garden Club learned all about forcing bulbs this week. They discussed the natural time for bulbs to bloom, and that they need a period of time to be very cold. So how do we see blooming crocus, tulips, and daffodils in stores when there is still snow on the ground? They are forced to bloom by fooling Mother Nature.

Each student got to choose different varieties of crocus, and learned how to pot them in damp soil. They were amazed to learn that their flower pots would then go in the refrigerator for 10 weeks!

Students will check on their progress throughout the rest of the term, and see how they look in the New Year.