The third graders cut and dried their seed potatoes in mid-May then planted in the school garden. By early June, only 16 potato plants had sprouted. It looks like many of the potatoes didn’t make it. It was extremely hot and dry so we watered, mulched with straw and picked weeds. Late in June, the marigolds bordering the potato plants were starting to get big! 160 white onions were planted along the remaining border of the school garden’s retaining wall. Today, the garden was weeded. The potato plants are over a foot tall. The marigolds are in full bloom, and the onions are between 6 and 10 inches tall. We have had some heavy rains and nice sunny days.