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Rabbit proof fence?

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Mount Vernon’s new garden

New from this year at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate is the revamped Upper Garden. The difference between the old version and this new one is that this newest one shows how George Washington the man lived and not about…

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The victory garden, still a winning idea

As seen in the Washington Post on May 26, 2011, Adrian Higgins wrote about the victory garden model as a winning idea to a more sustainable food system and to be more close to the source of the veggies we…

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Green Green from the Start: A History of Gardening in Greenbelt

The Greenbelt Museum in Greenbelt,MD, has an exhibit on gardening! It runs until January 2012, and features lectures and a WWII Victory garden. Find more info at: http://greenbeltmuseum.org/exhibits/

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Mail-order disease-resistant tomatoes plants

This year we did something different with our tomatoes. In our garden, early blight (fungus) is a real problem. My wife doesn’t want the tomatoes covered badly with liquid copper because she’s usually the one harvesting the tomatoes and she’s…

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Growing potatoes but not in-ground ( Part #2 )

This is an update to my Yukon Gold potato plants growing on my deck. They are presently flowering exactly 2 months after planting. When the flowers die, and if I need a potato, I can harvest new potatoes from a…

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Black Raspberries ( Part #4 )

As was said in an earlier post, it’s possible to grow black raspberries in a container. To do it, you need a 25-35 gallon container, a tomato cage, and frequent watering. As seen in the picture above, the primocanes –…

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