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What’s for dinner?

My daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren are coming over for dinner tonight, so it’s time to run out to the fall garden and pick dinner.  If you don’t subscribe to the HGIC Newsletter, you missed the new video shot and edited October…

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ROOT VEGETABLES FOR THANKSGIVING?

Your non-food gardening Thanksgiving guests might not jump up and down with excitement – or even RSVP – if you tell them that root vegetables will be the theme for this years’ side dishes!  So don’t tell them. Just tell…

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Baking, chemistry, and purple sweet potatoes

You will remember in my earlier post about purple sweet potatoes that it’s difficult to bake with them, because the anthocyanin that provides the color reacts with baking soda (or baking powder, or anything alkaline) and turns the resulting mixture blue…

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Peanut harvest

Back in May I posted about why peanuts are cool, and this week at the demo garden we finally harvested our little patch. (We might have waited a little longer, but with all the rain forecast it sounded like a…

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More on purple sweet potatoes

I’m still (slowly) unearthing my purple sweet potatoes – hoping this rain will make the digging easier! Here’s a follow-up on my last post. Since the first crop has had time to cure, I decided to try the recipe in this…

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Adventures with purple sweet potatoes

You’ll probably hear from me several times on this topic, but to start with: I am digging my All Purple sweet potatoes. I grew a couple plants of this variety last year, which didn’t produce much, but I liked the…

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Wireworms in potatoes

I apologize for the upcoming images. It’s really not possible to make this pretty. This year, for the first time that anyone in the Derwood Demo Garden remembers, we had an infestation of wireworms in our potatoes. photo by Darlene…

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