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Garden Update: September 12, 2003
to the International Tulip Study. Use your observation skills before
planting your tulips. How will they change and grow this coming season?
How will you? Use a time capsule to save your thoughts. Try a new data
logger to record temperatures. Take the annual Microclimate Challenge.
And, predict when the Original Gardens will emerge this year.
Garden Update: October 10, 2003
Busy students have now planted tulip bulbs in 23 gardens from Alaska
to Finland. Take a curious and interesting challenge to predict which
60°N latitude garden will bloom first. Watch a video then plan your
tulip experiments. Find a corner to focus on the cycle of seasons in
your neighborhood with a nature walk and your own collections.
Garden Update: November 7, 2003
Snows are blanketing parts of the North with most gardeners planting
in the nick of time. Tulips make the news in VT. Learn some strategies
to formulate good questions for your experiments. Find a Garden Buddy
to start a garden. Try forcing some bulbs in a convenient indoor experiment.
Have you planted your bulbs yet?
Tulip Garden Update: December 5, 2003
Most of the work is done now and students can take a
breather while their bulbs are preparing for their flush of spring growth.
Do snow and earth act as an overcoat for the bare bulbs? Find out with
soil temperature testing. Celebrate the season - make new discoveries
you can measure - starting with the Winter Solstice. And find a tip
for easy mapping.
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