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Microgreens: Tasty Accents from Small Spaces

My first response to microgreens was: “Why would I spend my time growing 3-inch tall plants to eat?” Then I thought about all of the tiny leafy green plants (beet, lettuce, kale, basil, etc.) I had eaten over the years…

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Upcoming GIEI open house by Montgomery County Master Gardeners

Please visit us on the afternoon of Saturday, April 29th! We will have all sorts of activities including: educational talks; workshops on plant propagation, mushroom growing, tomato grafting, and hydroponic gardening; children’s programs; plant and product sales; demos in our…

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Claytonia, or miner’s lettuce

I’ve grown a lot of different vegetables at this point, but there’s always something new for me to try. Last fall I planted some Claytonia perfoliata, or miner’s lettuce, alongside spinach in my vegetable garden. Both of them have wintered over…

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Four-season lettuce

One project we’re embarking on this year in the Derwood Demo Garden is growing lettuce year-round (or as close as we can get). Lettuce is a perfect crop for spring or fall: quick-growing, tolerant of cool weather, useful. But it…

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Early Garden Chores

I like Erica’s post about getting some garden chores done early.   And like her, I’m planting some early season cool weather vegetables seeds in the garden and getting some early weeding done.  But, unlike Erica, I am putting down…

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Winter weirding

2016 was the warmest year on record globally, and given the evidence of the past few weeks, 2017 could well eclipse it (we have a lot of the year to go still, of course!). But certainly we’ve been having an…

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Small Fruits page is up at GIEI

Please visit our Year of Small Fruits 2017 page and learn all about the fruit plants you can grow easily in your garden! Ooh, look at those aronia flowers and fruit! Both a good fruit for jam AND a native plant….

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