Tag Archives: early spring gardening
Just a Little More Progress
Today I got back into the garden and planted a little more. It was not particularly warm, but it was sunny. I took comfort that here in Virginia, we don’t have what my cousin in Door County Wisconsin has. She … Continue reading
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More Paradise: A Nice Lunch, Warmth, and the First Radishes!
I started this weekend having lunch on Saturday with some friends. We went to Old Angler’s Inn on the C&O Canal and had a lovely time on their terrace with catkins of oak pollen falling on us. Luckily no one … Continue reading
Posted in Local Food, Local Pleasures Tagged columbines, early spring gardening, lettuces, lilies of the valley, Old Angler's Inn, radishes 28 Comments
The Spring Crops Are In!
I got back into the garden today. As with yesterday, my fellow gardeners were also out. Alex and her children were planting cabbages and broccoli and she offered me some plants, which I took for the large Plot Against Hunger … Continue reading
Posted in Community, Local Food Tagged early crops, early spring gardening, Plot Against Hunger gardens, row markers 7 Comments
Water Comes to the Garden, but not Rain….
Friday the county turned on the water in my community garden. We were all relieved and happy, since it has been dry and many gardeners had been bringing containers of water from home. A few of us pulled the garden’s … Continue reading
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Spring in the Garden: Yes, It’s Only March
“What is so rare as a day in June?” Especially when it’s not even the last week of March. I don’t know what the temperature was, but I slathered myself with sunscreen, donned shorts and a sleeveless shirt and headed … Continue reading
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A Cold Frame Arrives in My Garden
Last weekend after returning from Banshee Reeks, I drove by the house of a fellow plotter against hunger who had purchased the cold frames for the garden at Arlington Central Library. I had been thinking about buying one for my … Continue reading
Posted in Local Food Tagged cold frame, early spring gardening, starting seeds 2 Comments