Tag Archives: Fall gardening

Autumn Blows into Arlington

Fall blew in yesterday with a cold front.  On my way to the library, I saw leaves coming down that I hadn’t noticed had turned.  Many trees are still green, but the ones that weren’t loosed their leaves in the … 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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Gardening, Cycling, and Plotting…

Yesterday was our garden potluck.  It was threatened by the storms and tornadoes we had in the Washington area, but came off nicely for those who attended. I swung by the garden today to see whether everything survived the wind … Continue reading

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Late Summer in the Garden

For late August, the garden looks fabulous.  I can’t remember the last time I had a garden that looked this good right before Labor Day.  By this time many plants are usually just hanging on, burned up by heat, lack … Continue reading

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Central Library’s Veggies Going to the Fair!

Central Library garden received a tidying up last Friday from a group of Plot Against Hunger volunteers.  We weeded, tied sunflowers up against the tennis court fence, and watered. It has been very dry and our irrigation system was down for … Continue reading

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Harvesting Before the Snow Squall

A line of snow squalls is blowing through northern Virginia today, bringing sharply colder temperatures, or as some might say, more seasonal weather.  Late last week, on an errand to the Arlington Central Library, I took some time to see … Continue reading

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Yup, Still Harvesting

Cleaning up the garden is always bittersweet for me. After our recent day of snow, sleet and rain, I thought I should find out what was left and what I could harvest. It turned out there were lots of peppers … Continue reading

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Veggies in October? You Bet!

Members of the Plot Against Hunger task force met at Central Library Saturday morning to work on cleaning up the garden for winter.  This has been a process of removing plants as they die or stop bearing.  We have been … Continue reading

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The Sun Returns!

I fear I am at risk of writing a blog known for its pictures of vegetables.  That said, however, I am celebrating the return of the sun.  Yesterday, I was able to be in the garden and check things out.  … 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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