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Mid term Quiz

The first day of spring is tomorrow and it might snow; stay inside and take this quiz for extra credit. 1. How many gardeners can you fit in a green house? a) It depend on how many flats of micro-greens … Continue reading

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Such a Warm Greenhouse

Garden club members will soon be able to plant a few seeds in the greenhouse at the Navy Yard garden plot. There are HUGE drifts of snow up on the roof of bldg 3 but the greenhouses are toasty and … Continue reading

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Club updates

Alas and a lack: our Garden Club President Tristen Vail said she needs to step down, end her term….    She has been really dynamic, resourceful, organized and energetic as president the last year plus;    Tristen told us she is too … Continue reading

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Prolific Garnish

After all these years it still seems like a miracle: Seed goes in the ground, (wait a little) a small plant comes up, (wait a little longer); the little bush provides a plethora of small green beans that can be … Continue reading

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Rotations

An olde sage once said     “Though an old man, I am but a young gardener.” Young and old have learned that even planting tomatoes late in the season, they fruit and ripen based on the length of the day and … Continue reading

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Pesto Fest

It was a small group that harvested a lot of leaves and pureed a big batch of pesto last evening. Basil that was planted two short months ago moved into high gear under the influence of full sun, drip irrigation … Continue reading

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Sprinklings, inklings

A slow steady rain is welcome after the heat and bright sunshine of last week. It will give the roof plants a moist respite. Butternut squash have been relatively free of bugs so far, but after this soaking we will … Continue reading

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Timing

We planned for basil to be ready to harvest sometime in Sept, after classes started. But the seeds we scattered just about a month ago shot up quick like spouts. Then, after they were spread out and about, they really … Continue reading

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Turnaround

Spring planted arugula and tatsoi had bolted and flowered, a few forgotten radishes went all tough and mealy. That got yanked and tossed on the compost pile: soon it will break down and return to the raised beds as a … Continue reading

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Transplants

All those chard, kale, spinach and komatsuna seedlings that were started inside by various members of the Garden Club are transitioning now. Yesterday they went from the warmth and security of the greenhouse to a rather harsh environment — the … Continue reading

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