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The year without a blueberry

Every year in the garden seems to teach a lesson about how things change. This year, I’ve been disappointed in my blueberries. I wrote a post a few years ago about my blueberries and how I always manage to harvest…

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Not putting the tomatoes in yet

Skinny tomato seedlings yearn for the sun “Have you put your tomatoes in yet?” The question echoes through all the vegetable gardens in chilly rain-soaked Maryland. And no, mine aren’t in yet, despite having sat on my back porch desperately…

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Edema on pepper seedlings

One of our demo garden MGs brought a pepper seedling leaf in last week with small bumps on the bottom, near veins. It looked healthy otherwise and didn’t have apparent active insects. Then the same thing happened to my pepper…

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Effects of light, cold, and wind

Every once in a while we gardeners get a clear illustration of the effects of environmental factors in the growth of plants. Here are two that happened at my house recently – I’m sure you can come up with lots…

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Book review: Pawpaw by Andrew Moore

Pawpaw: In Search of America’s Forgotten Fruit is a study of contrasts. Pawpaws (Asimina triloba) are a native North American fruit with an exotic, tropical taste and appearance; they have been eaten by Americans for millennia, and are a new, hot trend; they…

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The vegetable garden in a warm December

It’s going to be pretty chilly tonight, but the forecast for the coming week sounds a lot like the rest of December – unseasonably warm, and not the slightest chance of a white Christmas. We are breaking records both locally…

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Cauliflower couscous, stuffed pumpkin, and other Thanksgiving yums

Happy day after Thanksgiving, all! The weather is so nice here that I hope all you gardeners are calling it Green Friday and getting out there to finish up fall chores. I cooked up a storm for Thanksgiving (not literally,…

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