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Leafy greens, sweet potatoes, Jerusalem artichokes, and thankfulness

Grow It Eat It wishes you and yours a happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for much this November, including my Master Gardener friends and particularly my new Derwood Demo Garden vegetable co-leader, Robin Ritterhoff, who has taken it on herself…

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Watercress

西洋菜 (Watercress) Watercress (Nasturtium Officinale) is a native plant of Europe and Asia. It was not popular here in the states in the distant past. But how I love watercress when I was younger growing up in Hong Kong. And…

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Fall and winter gardening under low tunnels

Written by Fran Scher, Master Gardener, Washington County Low Tunnel with lettuce, beets and kale Fall is my favorite season–for cooler weather and the tasty fall vegetables in my garden. I’m trying something new this year and thought I’d share…

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Year of Leafy Greens: It’s not always in the garden

Often when we think leafy greens, we think about kale, collards, cabbage etc…  But outside of your garden, some leafy weeds like dandelions, nettles, or purslane,  when picked young and without any chemicals added, are tasty too.  If you move…

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Post celebrates Fourth with leafy greens

What a great Fourth of July edition from the Washington Post! The Food Section contains an article about leafy greens, with mentions (and sometimes simple recipes) of purslane, callaloo, Malabar spinach, lamb’s quarters, and dandelion and sweet-potato leaves.  The recipe…

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A variety of sweet potatoes

I love growing sweet potatoes. They’re easy and delicious, but they do take up space, and I don’t have room for many plants.  Unfortunately, the slips are usually sold in bunches of 12 or more, which in the past has…

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Year of Leafy Greens: Vegetables out, weeds in?

Purslane: Leafy Green of the Year? The University of Maryland Extension’s Grow It Eat It Action Team has designated 2012 as the Year of Leafy Greens, and I propose we celebrate by replacing our vegetable gardens with weed gardens. That…

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