2015 has been the second year for our garden. Many of our plants are the same as last year. The coneflowers, milkweed, and chives grew back on their own because they are perennials. We also planted cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, … Continue reading Plants of Our Second Year
In the ozone garden, we are studying how ozone damages plants. Currently, we are tracking damage on coneflowers, milkweed, and snap beans. Last week, we talked about how the plants are tagged. This post will explain how we record the … Continue reading Collecting Data on Ozone Damage
One of the main purposes of the ozone garden is to track ozone damage on the plants. To do this, we monitor damage on individual leaves over the course of months. Each season, once our perennials have grown leaves again and our annuals have sprouted, we tie jewelry tags to leaves we want to study. Materials Used for Tagging The number of each leaf is written on the jewelry tag with a permanent marker. A metal tag is tied near the base of each plant we are studying. We wrote the plant IDs on the metal tags by pressing on them … Continue reading Tagging Plants to Study
One of the main tasks that needs to be done in a garden is removing weeds from the garden. Weeds are any plant you did not put in the ground or are a different species than the ones you want. How Do You Get Rid of Them? Pull up one plant at a time. Gather all the leaves and stem of a plant into your hand, and grasp it near the roots with your fingers. Pull upward until the roots are out of the ground. Pound it against the ground lightly to put dirt back. If the stem breaks, dig … Continue reading What are Weeds?