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The Gardener

Reading Lesson & Worksheet on Gardening - My Schoolhouse - Online Learning

It can be said that all living things come from the Mother Earth.  So, it would only seem natural that gardening would reach into the soul of an individual.  Such is the nature of the gardener.

The gardener uses seeds, soil, water, and the sun to produce the many vegetables and fruits used as food.  Some of the foods produced include; radishes, lettuce, tomatoes, pumpkins, squash, zucchini, onions, watermelon, cantaloupe, beans, peppers, peas, and cucumbers.

The gardener will often start seeds inside the safe confines of the home early in the spring.  These seeds will grow into small plants that will be transplanted outside in late spring after the last frost.

Most seeds will be planted outside as soon as the ground warms.  Seeds need water and warmth to sprout.  Once the seed sprouts, it will grow roots, a stem, and leaves.  The roots provide water and nutrients while the leaves gather sunlight for energy.

The gardener will nurture the plants throughout the growing season with tender care by watering when needed, pulling weeds, and protecting the plants from hungry animals.

The harvest season will vary with each vegetable or fruit.  Some plants will produce food within thirty days while others will need sixty to ninety days to produce a fruit or vegetable.  Some vegetables will produce well in the cool weather of spring and fall, as in peas, while other vegetables need the hot humid days of summer to produce well.

It's the gardener's knowledge of plants that provides each variety of vegetable and fruit the opportunity to produce a bountiful harvest.  At the end of the growing season, the gardener will understand the connection between the soul and Mother Earth.


1. The harvest season for vegetables and fruits

is in the fall.

is in the spring.

will vary.

None of the above.

2. Vegetable seeds need




All of the above.

3. The gardener will

plant all seeds outside at the same time.

start some seeds inside the house.

None of the above.

4. Most seeds are planted outside

before the last frost.

in the fall.

after the ground warms.

All of the above.

5. The gardener will pull and protect the plants when needed.

6. Some plants will produce food in as little as days.

7. Some plants produce food well in cool weather, while other plants need hot days.

8. Small plants are often from inside the home to outside in the spring.

9. The roots provide water and .

10. The gardener understands the connection between the soul and Mother .














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