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Looking back at the 2016 growing season

Well, no one’s posted here in a long time! Didya miss us? Maybe not, if you ended the summer growing season as frustrated and tired as I did: the last thing you may have wanted was more talk about vegetable…

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Roasted summer vegetables

We talk a lot on this blog about roasting vegetables, but the majority of those posts are about fall/winter veggies like squash or root crops. Summer seems a time for quick stir-fries or cooking veggies on the grill (mm, grilled…

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Shade Cloth Can Increase Tomato Yields

Some interesting research work from Jerry Brust, UME Vegetable IPM Specialist(re-printed from article by Jerry in the  UDEL Weekly Crop Update- Aug. 26, 2016) I have been experimenting with using shade cloth in tomato over the last 5 years and…

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Vegetable gardens for busy people

Which is everyone, right? I suspect this is a topic worthy of a long blog series, or an entire blog on its own, but I’m too busy for that *grin* so I thought I’d jot down a few ideas I…

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TBT: Tips for making "quick" tomato sauce

While many of our regular contributors are enjoying summer vacations, let’s go back into the archives for Throw-Back Thursday! Here’s a post from August 24, 2010, written by Bob Nixon. Tips for making “quick” tomato sauce I couldn’t believe it….

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Tomato tasting at the MoCo MG’s GIEI open house

Guest post by Gail Ifshin. Photos by Donna Starkweather. On August 6, we celebrated the Year of the Tomato at the Montgomery County GIEI annual summer event.  You could explore solutions to problems with your tomato plants and learn about…

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GIEI tutorial at Selborne House’s newly created community container garden

Earlier this year, I was asked by the the property manager at Selborne House in Ellicott City, if I would design a small community garden for residents interested growing their own vegetables.  After viewing the area around the residence, I…

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