Are you revved up and ready to plant?
We’re racing plants today and it’s really tons of fun!
To add to the sense of the racing adventure, start by making a flag out of foam craft paper for your vine. The flag is going to be used to identify which vine in the yard is yours so be creative. It’s kind of like the way racecars are painted to stand out from the pack. You want your vine to be proud and stand out too! Add a number or even your name or initial!
Once the flags are made, it’s time to put in the racing track, or in this case the racing pole. A lot of berry vines are called “climbers” because they actually climb or grow up a stake or pole. The vine will wrap itself around the pole as it grows. It’s kind of like it grows little hands to hold on.
Tape a flag onto the pole. The first flag doesn’t really matter how far up it is. However, the rest of the vines, or competitors, must be taped at the exact same height. Our flag was taped about 18 inches from the top of the vine. The other flags should then all be taped 18 inches from the top of the vine too. You want to measure the distance because your vine may start at a different height then your brother’s or mother’s. That’s okay. By measuring the distance you’re making the race fair.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.