Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Update on Elizabeth's School Project

Look at Elizabeth's sweet potato now!!

It has grown so much and doing very well. Since this is her school project, she has taken complete care of it. Every now and then we have to remind her to not forget to water it. The beans she grew, on the other hand, are no longer with us. She has learned many lessons from these two projects. One thing was that if you water your beans too much, they die! We didn't realize she was watering them EVERY day until it was too late:( Another thing she learned was that if your plants don't get enough sunlight, they begin to show signs such as yellowing of the leaves. This lesson was learned due to the Christmas season. We'd previously had her place it in the window on the south side where it was doing quite well. Sunlight hit it much of the day. Then, when Christmas season approached and we needed that window for the Christmas tree, it got moved to the other side of the house. It did fine for a couple of weeks, but soon began to show evidence of not enough light and the leaves began to yellow. Since we certainly didn't want it to die, we made room for it over by the Christmas tree near the window it previously loved so much! We are happy to report that it is now doing wonderfully once again!!


  1. Elizabeth, you have quite the green thumb! Keep up the good work!

  2. Well done Elizabeth! I wish I had such a green thumb!

  3. WOW! That is one big plant! Way to go!