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Grow healthy, productive plants with the right supports

Being supported is important. For you. For me. And for our garden plants. The right garden supports help keep plants healthy. Lifting them up, up, up on stakes, cages and trellises boosts air circulation. This cuts down on rot and…

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2016 Gardening Resolutions

It is cold outside! That means, we, gardeners, finally get to spend some time indoors and think about the upcoming growing season. New seeds catalog, enticing us with even better than seeds than ever before, arrive in the mail almost…

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Link roundup!

via Flickr Somehow when it’s cold outside there’s a little more time to read blogs and websites – so here’s some winter reading for you. I’ve collected a few random links, and will try to keep posting more through the…

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Ooh, she really DID!

Today was demo garden workday at Derwood, and I was anxiously waiting to see what happened as a result of the hurricane.  Well, on the whole we didn’t fare too badly – some tree limbs down in the shade garden…

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Tomato Patch: Caging While the Job Is Easy

My caging system Tomato growers could almost hear their plants growing during those hot, humid days early last week, but cooler, springlike Thursday brought a stiff breeze as a reminder that we’d better think seriously about getting our rapidly-growing plants…

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Derwood Demo Garden, taking shape

Lots of exciting developments at our demo garden this spring, but the biggest and most obvious are the new bamboo structures designed and implemented by MG Barbara Dunn.  I showed you the trellises she was working on last time; those…

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Derwood Demo Garden update

Yesterday we had our third workday of the season at the MG demo garden in Derwood, Montgomery County.  The vegetable beds are beginning to take shape, as is the rest of the garden.  We had previously planted seedlings of leeks…

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