A few weeks ago, we were watering the garden when the hose slowly lost enough pressure to move water from a faucet on a slightly far away wall to the garden beds. What started as a spray of water soon … Continue reading Our Hose Broke
In September 2015, twelve new raised beds were added to Science Park near the Ozone Garden. However, these beds are not managed by the Ozone Garden volunteers. Instead, Franklin Institute staff from other departments now have their own beds to … Continue reading The Garden Expanded!
Towards the end of both last week and this week, Philadelphia has had two heat waves that brought temperatures to the high nineties in Fahrenheit. This caused the plants to droop, which made it necessary to water multiple times each day. In addition to drying out the plants faster and making us sweat as we worked in the garden, the heat wave also caused a spike in ozone levels. Last Friday, ozone levels peaked at over 100 ppb, which is an unhealthy level. A good level is considered about 55 ppb at maximum. The ozone level has not peaked … Continue reading Heat Wave in Philadelphia Brings Rise in Ozone
Volunteer plants are ones that sprout on their own without a person planting or caring for them. We often find volunteer tomatoes in our garden after birds and other animals eat some of our tomatoes and spread the seeds. This … Continue reading Transplanting Volunteer Tomatoes
Over the last few weeks, we have seen many changes in our garden. Some plants have sprouted or became much bigger, while others did not survive. This post will discuss how our plants are doing. Back in April, we … Continue reading Update on Growth of Plants