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Leafy green philanthropy

And the donation season begins!  MG Intern Robin Ritterhoff pushes a wheelbarrow full of mustard, kale, and pak choi through the Derwood Demo Garden, on its way to being bagged up and delivered to Manna Food Center. We hope this…

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Kale and mustard chips

Since my wild garden kale recently shot up and flowered, and I needed to plant peppers in the same spot, I pulled out all the plants today (except one to collect seeds from).  First I harvested the remaining leaves, some…

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Kale in a salad box

   Why would a person grow kale in a salad box to show to people during Grow It Eat It spring classes, a Master Gardener vegetable class and, as pictured above with my lovely wife, for the Montpelier Herb and…

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Ornamental chard and wild garden kale

Window box in commercial building, Charleston, SC, with lovely red-stemmed chard as ornament, April 5.  (I did notice that in the next box over the chard leaves were entirely missing.) Attractive and delicious leafy greens turn up all over.  I…

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Derwood Demo Garden Update

This exciting photo shows the Montgomery County MG Demo Garden: Vegetable Division, as it looked yesterday morning (after we’d fixed all the row covers blown off by high winds).  We are four weeks into the season, having made an early…

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So Far So Good

We were predicted to have a freeze last night after what seemed like weeks of end-of-April weather. It sent those of us, who had already planted our seedlings, scurrying to protect them. I had stuck a bunch of 2-inch tall…

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Leafy greens, new and overwintered

I dropped by the demo garden this morning and found last fall’s radicchio growing with spring energy, not to mention considerable redness.  It was much greener in the fall (see below). I planted pea and onion seedlings earlier this week. …

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