Carolina Springs Elementary Garden Blog

Mar 27, 2017

Carolina Springs Elementary School Student Garden
Credit CSE Gardeners

I recently got an email from Michael Frank – better known as Señor Frank to the students of Carolina Springs Elementary School in Lexington, South Carolina.  Señor Frank, the Spanish teacher and the school garden coordinator, sent me some tips about the benefits of double digging raised beds so plants can grow deeper and have access to sub surface moisture reducing the amount of water vegetables need.  Great tip Señor Frank!  As it turns out the Carolina Springs Garden Club, which started as an offshoot from a third grade Spanish unit on the life cycle of plants, has a fantastic blog with student posts including multiple posts on earth worms, a recipe for Kale chips, Carolina reapers and Ghost Peppers, strawberry plants, green peas, and so much more.