Saturday, July 10, 2021


 Saturday, July 10

Gallucci Learning Garden is back with a full set of volunteers. Our garden is doing very well this season. Today we harvested beets, cabbage, cauliflower, onions, basil, squash, cucumbers, and blueberries. 

Volunteers are experimenting with some new techniques. One of these is spraying fruit trees with a kaolin clay mixture “after petal fall to repel many types of pests and protect trees from sunburn and high temperatures.” See the Philadelphia Orchard Project website, Below are photos of our young Liberty apple and the product we are using.

Another experiment is growing our cucumbers up both sides of a trellis from raised beds, and we are trimming the bottom leaves and vines so there is better air circulation and the blossoms are more accessible to the pollinators. We hope to increase our harvest and prevent the mildew that shortens our season.


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