Sunday, June 19, 2011

Give that boy an A+ in science already

My major outdoor project this spring involved planting a Three Sisters Garden. It is coming along nicely.

I was explaining history and theory behind this type of garden to my 13 year old, home schooled son - how the beans put nitrogen into the soil, which feeds the corn, while the corn stalks provide a trellis for the beans and the squash provides ground cover - when Sweet William gently stopped me and said, "You mean, the plants have a symbiotic relationship."

Ummm .. yeah. I was schooled by the home schooled kid. Class dismissed!

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