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Q&A: When is it too late to transplant perennials?

Q: When is it too late to transplant my flowering perennials? How late into the fall can I divide and move my plants? A: It’s not too late! You can transplant perennials anytime until the ground freezes in the fall,…

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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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Late-Planted Hardneck Garlic

Cloves of garlic going in plate-down, pointed top up It’s a little late for garlic, planting-wise, but I’m looking at the garden and thinking I may still have a little time to shove in a few more cloves before we…

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Frost tolerant vegetables

Via Kitchen Gardeners International, here is an article about frost tolerance of vegetables from Botanical Interests. Check tonight’s temperatures in your region to see if light or heavy frost is expected. If you still have summer vegetables growing in your garden…

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Almost time to sow seeds for fall, cool season vegetables

I know it’s hard to believe since the summer solstice is still 11 days away and if like me, you are still harvesting spring broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale and kohlrabi, but it’s time to start planning for the fall garden.  Fall, cool…

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Autumn scenes

From this Tuesday at the Derwood Demo Garden: The University of Maryland Maple Leaf Table, pretty much. I cleared out most of the leaves, harvested a bag of lettuce, and covered the tables with row cover to guard against frost….

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The Pleasures of Fall Gardening/Eating

While I enjoy the entire garden year, certainly fall is my favorite season.  There are three reasons why it’s my favorite, first, less pest infestation (although I must confess that my stink and harlequin bug problem were pretty severe in…

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