Maryland Grows


Giving Thanks

With Thanksgiving coming  up, I’m thinking about all the things I have to be thankful for.  But since this is a vegetable gardening blog, I’ll give thanks to the wonderful gardening year which has produced such a wonderful bounty of…

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Thankful For Sharing Our Harvest

Guest post by Robin Ritterhoff (my co-leader for vegetables at the Derwood Demo Garden). As the Derwood Demonstration Garden’s growing season has come to an end, we are thankful for the past season of production, camaraderie and learning. And we…

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Thankful for salad tables!

We had home-grown salad for Thanksgiving dinner this year, thanks to a salad table in a sheltered spot just outside the back door, a wood-and-chicken-wire cover to protect plants from squirrels, and an old sheet to throw over it on…

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I’m thankful he lifted me over the fence

Is a child watching? “What do you think they are?” asked Mr. Rau as he lifted me high enough to peer into his rain barrel.  I must have been five or six years old, and Mr. Rau was our next-door…

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Happy Thanksgiving from Grow It Eat It

I wish it was my home-grown squash, but it is local – and so are the apples holding up the construction since the metal legs aren’t strong enough, and so is the real turkey I’ll be putting in the oven…

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