Hello Garden Friends,
This week at ALCMC we did a little spring cleaning – pulling out weeds/ old kale, deadheading flowers and making room for our squash and tomato plants. The lesson for today had to do with pruning. For example, by cutting off the dead flowers, the plant focuses its energy away from seed production and back into flower production. One student took on the task of taking off all of the papayas so that the tree would focus its energy into making more leaves instead of fruits. The leaves are not doing very well, In fact on closer inspection the roots indicate that the tree may be dying and may have to come out. More on that next week!