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Getting reacquainted with the watering can

I had to go water my community garden plot this morning, because 50% chance of thunderstorms isn’t enough when there’s been barely any rain all week, and I have newly-planted seedlings in there. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s…

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What to do when your watering can is too small?

Use a bigger one!Some of my herbs and flowers are located more than 200 feet from the water source and cover a 300 square foot area.  A 2 gallon watering can just doesn’t work.  I know, I tried.  That’s why…

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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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Carroll County Grow It Eat It Team to practice High Tunnel Vertical Growing at the Public Demonstration Garden

The Carroll County Grow It Eat It Team will practice vertical growing this growing season.  Pictured above is just one example of the test.  You can see the vertical trellis built to support climbing cucumbers.  Also pictured is a five…

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Being There, Part Two

Speckled Roman tomatoes, waiting to ripen I have to admit – much as I am in favor of drip irrigation systems – I didn’t, exactly… well, in any way… get mine in this year.  So I am watering by hand,…

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Tomato Patch: How to water your plants

How and how much? Should you water your tomato plants? When? How–and how much? Books and articles often advise to water when the soil feels dry—so plants get at least an inch of water a week—and when you water, water…

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Staying cool and staying watered

We’re having a respite from the heat today (and the next few days, it looks like) but there’s no denying: it’s been brutal out there.  Our regular demo garden workday Tuesday morning… happened; we actually got a lot done, but…

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