Tag Archives: broccoli

Once More ‘Round the Garden

This week we had a final garden work day to do a little left-over clean up.  We cleared the large outside AFAC plot that the County is going to take over and maintain.  This involved moving the asparagus I planted … Continue reading

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So Much Gardening to Do!

There is so much to do in the garden this time of year, and since I work in my own garden as well as Plot Against Hunger gardens at 10th and Barton and the Library, sometimes it seems like there … Continue reading

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Plotting Against Hunger: Springing In

For a day last week I thought I might regret having planted the early seeds in my garden a couple weeks ago.  Then, lucky for us, we only got a tiny bit of snow and some rain rather than the … Continue reading

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Gleaning in December: Can You Say Cole Crops?

Last August, a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council stated that 40 percent of food produced in the United States goes to waste.  The waste happens throughout the food chain, starting with 7 percent of fields not being harvested because of weather, … Continue reading

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Autumn Equinox, Fall Sprouts

Since the 22ndof September was the autumnal equinox, today it can be said to be fall.  It was a glorious day, the sort that the Washington area gets throughout October:  clear skies, low seventies and low humidity. I went by … Continue reading

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Cornell University Alumni Plot Against Hunger

Last July, an area outside the fence of my community garden came available for planting.  Traditionally, the area has been planted in flowers, but after some discussion with the garden executive committee, I decided to take it on as a … Continue reading

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Central Library Garden: The Continuous Yield

One of the stories emerging from the Central Library Garden this spring is the number of crops that wintered over. While Plot Against Hunger deliberately planted crops in the fall that would extend our season, we had no idea that we … Continue reading

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Fall Planting and Dividing the Irises

I spent a few hours since the fall gardening blog getting my garden in shape with manure.  Then I planted the broccoli and bok choi seedlings I took from the garden talk (see Local Food, August 17) in line with … Continue reading

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