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Time to plant veggie seeds

Now’s a great time to plant vegetable seeds. What? Didn’t we do that in March, April, and May? Well, yes, our spring seed-sowing frenzy made us feel great, and we’re eating the veggies we sowed then. Our little cool-weather veggie…

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Transplants for the Fall Garden

I know it’s hard to believe since the summer solstice is tomorrow, but it’s time to start your fall transplants for the fall vegetable garden. While a lot of fall vegetables (kale, spinach, lettuces, turnips, etc.) can be started from…

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Susan’s winter crop: Garlic

Most people think of winter gardens in terms of zero—nothing happening, nothing growing. But Howard County Master Gardener Susan Levi-Goerlich knows that something will be growing in her garden this winter—garlic. “I planted most of my garlic about two weeks…

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Turnips, carrots, and garlic: fall garden stalwarts

Plant carrot and turnip seed in the garden in late July through early August in Central MD and you’re rewarded with October/November harvests of nutritious, delicious roots- not to mention the turnip greens! The carrot plants (left) and turnip plants…

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Demo garden, late October, winding down

Our second-to-last official workday at the Derwood demo garden was this Thursday.  We hadn’t had a serious frost yet, but it had been chilly and wet. After the previous day’s rain, the early morning garden, covered with many-hued fallen leaves,…

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Happy Harvest 2010!

Happy Harvest, Gardeners! As days shorten, temperatures plummet, and many of our veggies sign off for 2010, I wanted to send you a Happy Harvest greeting card, but Hallmark and American Greetings haven’t invented those yet, at least that I…

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Ghosts in the garden? No, row covers!

Perhaps for the upcoming Harvest Festival at the Agricultural History Farm Park we should tie into another October theme and call ourselves “A Garden of Ghosts”?  Please do visit if you are in Montgomery County on October 2 and want…

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