Tag Archives: turnips

Of Stuff and Plaster Dust and Fresh Produce…

On Friday this week, I had a man come in to fix water damage in two separate closets. In the one, the wall had been repaired too quickly after a pinhole leak, so crumbled out again. In the other, the … Continue reading

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Sowing and Sewing: A Winter Harvest

It was a beautiful winter day today. In between errands, I went to the Plot Against Hunger garden at 10th and Barton to check on the turnips I had left snugged under leaves in November. We’ve had some cold weather, … Continue reading

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The Winter Garden

I had been meaning to run by the garden to check out the turnips in the Plot Against Hunger garden.  They are snug under fallen leaves with just their tops sticking out and just about ready to harvest.  I also … Continue reading

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Putting the Gardens to Bed for Winter

Yesterday was “put the gardens to bed for winter” day. I know, I’ve been talking about this for a while, but with my own garden and the two Plot Against Hunger Gardens to tuck in, I needed either several weekends … Continue reading

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Spring: Plotting Against Hunger Again!

This week after seven inches of snow on Monday, we were all reminded that snow this close to spring (and it is now officially spring) does not last.  As I noted last year, the 10th and Barton Plot Against Hunger … Continue reading

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Winter Gardening: Ah Turnips!

It has been a few weeks since I visited the garden.  It looks drab, like a garden in winter, but it’s also still yielding.  I went looking to supplement my root vegetables and found that the turnip seed I planted … Continue reading

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Fall Planting Continues to Yield

The fall crops—those planted in late summer—continue to put food on the table, even as I’ve begun to see cars with bundled trees strapped to the roof.  This weekend, I did a little clean-up in both my garden and the … Continue reading

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The Cold Frame Returns!

What a beautiful fall weekend this was!  There is still lots of color still in the trees, and depending on the type of tree, lots of leaves raining down in the breeze.  I spent part of two days in the … Continue reading

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Farm to Table: Gleaning Turnips at USDA Experimental Farm

Saturday morning I hitched a ride with Puwen Lee, Arlington Food Assistance Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, up to the USDA’s experimental farm in Beltsville, Maryland to pick turnips.  A group of about 15 met at the north farm and followed our … Continue reading

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