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Tomato tasting

We had our tomato tasting at the Derwood Demo Garden yesterday, with tomatoes both from the garden and from MGs’ home gardens (we had 25 kinds, in the end).  All kudos to my partner in crime vegetables, Robin Ritterhoff, for getting…

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Garden bounty

Here’s most of today’s harvest at the Derwood Demo Garden: photo by Darlene Nicholson Isn’t that lovely?  Artistic arrangement by MGs Darlene Nicholson and Millicent Lawrence: It took some time and I was not allowed to add in some of…

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New ideas: favas and parsnips

Adrian Higgins just gave me two great hints in his column in today’s Washington Post.  First, the idea of planting fava beans in the fall to overwinter.  I’ve tried favas a couple of times in the spring, only to give up…

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Montgomery County GIEI Open House, June 29

Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 29, 8:30 am-1 pm, to join the Montgomery County Master Gardeners for a great Grow It Eat It event at the Extension headquarters in Derwood, MD. All the details can be found at our…

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Carroll County Twilight Meetings a Big Hit

Monday May 20th saw yet another successful Twilight Garden meeting at the Carroll County Public Demonstration Garden.  Nearly 40 folks showed up last night to learn about Salad Table construction, Salad Table soil media, best Salad Greens for a table,…

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Drip Irrigation Installation At Baltimore County Demonstration Garden

On Friday, a large group of volunteers installed two drip irrigation zones at the Baltimore County demonstration garden.  The perennial zone (540 square feet of asparagus, raspberries and blueberries) used a drip tube system where half inch drip tube (with…

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Not from Jerusalem, but everywhere else

The Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), or sunchoke, has its virtues.  It’s native to our region, tall with cheerful flowers in the fall.  It produces tasty tubers, edible raw or cooked, that are low in starch and rich in the carbohydrate…

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