Monthly Archives: April 2012

In the Garden: Keeping Bugs at Bay

Organic Vegetable Garden (OVG), April 26th: Protect Your Seedlings. In the next couple weeks, most people will be planting seedlings. Protect the tender young plants from cutworms and slugs with collars made from newspaper.  Collars should be about 3 inches … Continue reading

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In the Garden: Give your Seedlings Room to Grow

Organic Vegetable Garden (OVG), April 21st: As heartbreaking as it can be, you just got to yank out some of those cute little seedlings when they start sprouting in a nice green row. Thinning, just like weeding, reduces competition between … Continue reading

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Reminders: Master Gardener Open Houses and Glencarlyn Plant Sale on Sat/Sun, May 5/6

Sunday, May 6, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Plant Sale, 300 S. Kensington Street, Arlington.  Arrive early to get the best selection of  native plants, herbs, sun- and shade-loving perennials, tropicals, ferns, shrubs, trees and annuals. … Continue reading

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In the Garden: It’s Hard to be a Seedling

Organic Vegetable Garden (OVG), April 19th: If you have been tenderly nurturing seedlings in your home for the past few weeks, you should begin thinking about “hardening off” your young plants.  Hardening off is very important—if you do not do … Continue reading

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