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Summer’s Plenty Comes On

This seems to be a good year for cucumbers. In the Plot Against Hunger garden, we harvested quite a few this week, as well as about 15 pounds of other produce. In my own garden the cucumber vines are thriving. … Continue reading

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The Sweetness of Eggplant

Yesterday, I was making an appetizer with eggplant.  It involves slicing the eggplants thinly, oiling them up with a mixture of lemon juice, olive oil, chopped garlic and chopped basil leaves, and either broiling them or using a stovetop grill … Continue reading

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A Little Much Needed Rain Falls

It is raining as I write, a lovely soft steady rain that will sink in slowly and do the gardens some good.  It has been very dry in northern Virginia.  When I went to the garden today, the peppers were … Continue reading

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Summer Harvesting, Fall Planting

I have been so busy in the garden that last week I simply couldn’t post a blog.  Some of the fruits of my labor are in my pantry now. In the Plot Against Hunger garden, the zucchini and summer squash … Continue reading

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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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Plotting Against Hunger: An Update on Three Gardens

Ah, Labor Day weekend!  It means we are in late summer and have only a few weeks left before the autumnal equinox.  While I have been busy planting fall crops, I began to think it would be nice to take … 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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The Summer Garden: Good, Not to Mention Tasty

In spite of periodic brutal weather, my garden seems to be thriving.  It also seems to think it’s August.  That’s okay with me, though, since some torrential rain a week ago made it easy to weed, and mild weather (low … Continue reading

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Heat, Humidity, and Harvests

Summer is such a satisfying time for me.  I have been harvesting tomatoes, summer squashes, onions, okra, and my first pepper in the last week. Add to that basil, oregano, and lots of parsley and cutting celery, and the garden … Continue reading

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Central Library Garden Takes Shape

A Saturday morning work party at Central Library garden beat the thunderstorms to prepare the soil and plant tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers.  Library patrons will have noted with chagrin that we have taken up a parking space again with our … Continue reading

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