Maryland Grows

Category: Food Gardening


Lettuce in July?

Well, until the middle of July at least. I took this photo at the demo garden on Tuesday, documenting our spring-planted lettuce, which still looks like lettuce instead of like towers of bolted reddish-green with yellow flowers.  Does it still…

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Barbara’s Secret to Early Lettuce

Barbara & one of her lettuce beds Barbara Billek, who gardens at the Columbia Gardeners, Inc., Westside Garden Plots, has been harvesting Buttercrunch, Deer Tongue, and Parris Island Cos lettuce for several weeks now, while most of us gardeners in…

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Friday Field Trip:: Red Wiggler

Today I will be starting a new feature I hope to carry out throughout the growing season. I’m a new blogger to the GiEi blog (but have been blogging on my own blog for several years now). I’m so excited…

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A Plug for an ‘Efficient’ Lettuce

My inefficient lettuce Oh, no, another painful morning during which I’ve learned that the lettuce I’ve been growing is “inefficient.”  Seems there is lettuce and then there is “ultimate efficiency” lettuce.That’s the view of Barbara Damrosch, “A Cook’s Garden” columnist in…

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Ask not what your country can do for tomatoes…

Here’s another local event that looks like fun, if you can spend next Friday in DC: The Program on America and the Global Economyand the United States Studies Programof the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars invite you to a…

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This screen saver bugs me

I was sitting at my computer when the screen saver came on. What? Had I fallen asleep? I haven’t ever done that. Wait! That’s not a screen saver. I’m awake. I’m typing. That’s a live brown marmorated stink bug walking…

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Eat your landscaping

Adrian Higgins, “Garden” columnist of the Washington Post, interviews Rosalind Creasy, author of the “Edible Landscaping,” which moved veggies and other edibles from backyard gardens to landscapes wherever they might be. To read “Romancing the vegetable garden,” CLICK HERE.

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