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Lead in soils, soilless mixes, worm composting

Yes, this is the catch-all soil post!  I have too much gardening to do for separate posts. First, I wanted to point you to a brand new blog by Howard County MG Yung Cheng with a nice post on soils…

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Another benefit of using compost

Here’s a reason not to cart those vegetable peelings to the curb: Woman Discovers Lost Wedding Ring Growing on Carrot A woman in Sweden found her wedding ring, sixteen years after losing it in the kitchen, growing on a carrot…

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Composting: Critters in the pile?

Critter problem?Photo by Kent Phillips Cities and counties sometimes outlawed backyard composting because it might attract unsavory critters. Today’s composting articles don’t often focus on such potential problems but tell composters to take care about what they add to their…

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Potatoes, Green Beans and Compost

Hello again Garden Gals and Guys! This weekend’s weather was beautiful and I used Saturday to do a little maintenance to my backyard garden and keep my mind occupied. My lettuce looked beautiful and I was all set to harvest…

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A new bed for less work

It used to be that when I wanted to eat away at the lawn a little more and make a new bed for planting in, we’d rent a sod cutter and remove slices of grass (and/or weeds) with their roots,…

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Derwood Demo Garden update

Yesterday we had our third workday of the season at the MG demo garden in Derwood, Montgomery County.  The vegetable beds are beginning to take shape, as is the rest of the garden.  We had previously planted seedlings of leeks…

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Peaches and compost….not necessarily in that order

These are some of the many peaches on my dwarf peach tree this year. This is the third growing season for my tree. It’s not supposed to give me ripe peaches until year five, but I don’t know…these peaches are…

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