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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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Tree prunings: rustic charm for veggie supports

Want to add a little rustic charm to your veggie garden—and save some money in the process? Mary Silver of Clarksville builds what she calls “supports” for her cucumbers out of tree branches that she prunes from her home landscape….

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A Super Duty Trellis

We are tired of tomato cages that fall over and leave our tomatoes a tangled mess of diseased plants that are dificult to water, weed, and harvest. String weaving is more labor intensive with the same results. So this year…

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