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A Weekend of Sun!

We finally had a lovely late spring weekend with sun and temperatures in the low eighties. Everyone’s garden is flourishing from all the rain (and we’re expected to have three days more of it this week). I harvested lettuces, spinach, … Continue reading

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A Surfeit of Greens

Salad days are here! I’m eating greens like crazy–spinach, chard, lettuce, kale–and some of the other lovely things that grow along side them in the spring, such as carrots, peas, radishes, and the occasional turnip. The Plot Against Hunger gardens … Continue reading

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The Harvest Begins

I had plans to plant the large Plot Against Hunger this weekend, but it rained into early afternoon, so my volunteers and I did other things. Once it had cleared I went to the garden and cleaned my flower borders … Continue reading

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Harvesting Spring Crops, Planting for Summer

Last week, Alex (March 22 post–The Spring Crops Are In!) harvested two pounds of lettuce from the Plot Against Hunger gardens and delivered them to AFAC. It was our second lettuce delivery. The first was last week and included spinach … 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

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The Garden Blooms and Grows

Finally, things seem to be growing. Radishes are almost ready to harvest. The lettuces needed to be thinned. The okra is coming up. Flowers are going like crazy. Now I have roses, along with the last of the columbine and … Continue reading

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Spring Tantalizes

Finally!  A whole weekend that promised spring around the corner.  I ordered seeds, and now that I look at the list, I’m wondering where they’ll all go, but I’ll worry about that later.  I also ordered a 4’ x 4’ … Continue reading

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