Growing with Blue
Growing with Blue
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“Growing with Blue” is the tenth episode of the reboot series Blue’s Clues & You!. It is a remake of “The Grow Show.”
- 1 Summary
- 2 Elements
- 3 Recap
- 4 Characters
- 5 Gallery
- 6 Watch Episode
- 7 Trivia
- 8 Goofs
- 9 Differences
In this episode, Blue and Josh were growing up.
- Question: What does Blue want to do outside?
- 1. Dirt
- 2. A Watering Can
- 3. Seeds
- Answer to Blue’s Clues: Plant a garden
- Wrong answer: Put the dirt and seeds in the watering can.
- Living room picture: An adult duck and her baby
Josh and Blue have been growing. They play a game of Blue’s Clues to figure out what Blue wants to do outside. They get the notebook from Sidetable Drawer. He then finds the first clue on some dirt on some boots and draws it in his notebook. Not long after that, Josh and Blue help Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper figure out how to make orange juice and where it comes from. They find out that orange juice comes from oranges, which come from orange trees, which come from seeds: first a seed is planted, and then an orange tree grows, an orange gets picked from the tree, gets squeezed, and the juice is poured into a cup. In summary, orange juice comes from an orange tree seed that is planted; and then, the seed grows into a full-grown orange tree; and then, an orange is picked from the tree; and the juice is squeezed into a cup.
Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper also said that you can also get orange juice from a carton out of the fridge. After helping them out, Josh heads outside to find the second clue on the watering can. He draws it in his notebook. He heads back inside for Mail time and in the letter was a group of kids visiting a farm. After that, Josh and Blue help their felt friends, Fifi and Freddy, figure out where certain fruits and vegetables grow. They know that oranges grow on trees, potatoes grow underground and grapes grow on vines. After they sing a song about it, they skidoo back home and Steve finds the third clue on some seeds on the table. Josh draws the third clue and sits in the thinking chair to put all the clues together.
Josh thought he should put the seeds and dirt in the watering can and mix them up. That answer was so silly it poured on his head. Josh thought he had better put the seeds in the dirt and use the watering can to water the seeds in the dirt. The answer to Blue’s Clues is that Blue wanted to plant a garden. Josh and Blue went outside once more to do so after figuring out Blue’s Clues. Blue had just dug a hole in the ground when Josh arrived with the watering can and one of the seeds, which he dropped into the hole. After Blue filled the hole back up and watered it, Josh says that if we give the seed plenty of water and sunshine, it will grow up to be a big, beautiful, blue sunflower. As he tells the viewers this, the seed does grow into a sunflower, but tells us that this does not happen until later before shrinking back into the ground.
As Josh and Blue plant more seeds, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Shovel, Pail, and the felt friends came over. Josh plants more seeds as he sings the So Long Song (which the other sunflowers moved to) and after Shovel digs a hole, Josh tosses a seed into it, Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper cover it up, and a small sunflower instantly grew. Everyone waves goodbye as the episode ends with the sunflower looking at the viewers.
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Blue Vervain Cultivation: Tips On Growing Blue Vervain Plants
A wildflower native to North America, blue vervain is often seen growing in moist, grassy meadows and along streams and roadsides where it brightens the landscape with spiky, bluish-purple blooms from midsummer to early autumn. Let’s learn more about blue vervain cultivation.
Blue Vervain Information
Blue vervain (Verbena hastata) is also known as American blue vervain or wild hyssop. The plant grows wild in nearly every part of the United States. However, this cold tolerant perennial doesn’t do well in climates warmer than USDA plant hardiness zone 8.
Blue vervain is a traditional medicinal herb, with the roots, leaves or flowers used to treat conditions ranging from stomach aches, colds and fever to headaches, bruises and arthritis. Native Americans of the West Coast roasted the seeds and ground them into meal or flour.
In the garden, blue vervain plants attract bumblebees and other important pollinators and the seeds are a source of nutrients for songbirds. Blue vervain is also a good choice for a rain garden or a butterfly garden.
Growing Blue Vervain
Blue vervain performs best in full sunlight and moist, well-drained, moderately rich soil.
Plant blue vervain seeds directly outdoors in late autumn. Cold temperatures break the dormancy of the seeds so they are ready to germinate in spring.
Cultivate the soil lightly and remove weeds. Sprinkle the seeds over the surface of the soil, then use a rake to cover the seeds no more than 1/8 inch (3 ml.) deep. Water lightly.
Care of Blue Vervain Wildflowers
Once established, this pest-and disease-resistant plant requires little care.
Keep the seeds moist until they germinate. Thereafter, one deep watering per week during warm weather is usually sufficient. Water deeply if the top 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 cm.) of soil feel dry to the touch. The soil shouldn’t remain soggy, but it also shouldn’t be allowed to become bone dry either.
Blue vervain benefits from a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer applied monthly during the summer.
A 1- to 3-inch (2.5 to 7.6 cm.) layer of mulch, such as bark chips or compost, keeps the soil moist and suppresses growth of weeds. Mulch also protects the roots in cold winter climates.
A wildflower native to North America, blue vervain is often seen growing in moist, grassy meadows and along streams and roadsides where it brightens the landscape with spiky, bluish-purple blooms. Learn how to grow is in this article.