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Grow It Eat It in Prince George’s County, Md

The Grow It Eat It education season officially began in Prince George’s County yesterday. A few weeks ago Nicolas and I were invited back to St. Pius X Catholic Church in Bowie, Md, to deliver our Introductory Vegetable Gardening class. …

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Reminder: Vegetable Philanthropy

By now everybody should be well into enjoying their harvests from a garden well-tended.  This year I have an eight foot row of pickling cucumbers, which has done remarkably well.  I have been taking extra cucumbers to the local soup…

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Groundhog War!

The other night I came home, weary from a hard day’s work and ready to relax.  Unfortunately, some(fuzzy)body had other ideas.  As I walked toward my front door, I saw not one, but TWO groundhogs just hanging out by the…

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(What do I do with) RUTABAGAs?

It all started a few years ago when I was telling my niece that I thought the word ‘rutabaga’ was so much fun to say.  (All together now:  R-u-t-a-b-a-g-a!)  At the time I really didn’t know what it was, except…

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White House Easter Egg Roll

This year, for the first time, the Maryland Master Gardeners had a presence on the South Lawn of the White House for the Annual Easter Egg Roll! Prior to the event Jon Traunfeld, our fearless Statewide Master Gardener leader, caught…

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Violet Jelly

Last summer I found a recipe for violet jelly. It was pretty simple: violet blossoms, water, lemon juice, sugar (lots of it!), and pectin. It sounded great; all I needed was some violets. Fortunately for me, I quit paying for…

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Grow It Eat It! does NOT include Groundhogs!

If I could misquote the late, great George Orwell, of ‘Animal Farm’ fame: ‘Two legs good, four legs BAD!!!’ (Look it up for today’s literary lesson.) Exhibit A: This is what my fall broccoli looked like after the groundhog got…

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