Plant growers

DEL MAR — Hundreds of elementary students flooded the San Diego County Fair with pots of sprouting radishes and lettuces to be judged last Friday. Students have been readying for the day since April.

In spring, Don Diego Plant, Grow, Eat volunteers visit schools throughout the county and instruct students on farming basics. They bring containers, soil and seeds, and help students with initial planting.

Kindergarten students grow radishes. Fifth grade students plant a three pot mini garden that contains radishes and a variety of lettuces.

After months of watering and care students take their veggies to the fair farm area for judging. Each student receives a participation ribbon. The top growers in each classroom group are also awarded first, second and third place ribbons. . .

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