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Monthly Archives: April 2012
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
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
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
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
Organic Vegetable Garden (OVG), April 5th: We have been busy in the organic vegetable garden preparing our beds for all the little seedlings that are being nurtured under grow lights. An important part of this process is adding leaf mulch … Continue reading
Virginia Cooperative Extension, with the support of Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, is offering a free workshop on gardening in containers. Learn how to grow flowers and vegetables in pots, planters or other containers for maximum beauty and bountiful crops … Continue reading
Written by Mary Free, Certified Master Gardener The continuation from Ephemerals in the Shade Garden – Part 1, featuring bulbs, corms and trilliums, click here. Although Bon Air Park’s Shade Garden (pictured) is home to spring flowers in a variety … Continue reading
The Shade Garden volunteers have put out a new flyer in their display booth. The current featured insect is the Eastern tent caterpillar (Malacosoma americanum). For your convenience, the brochure is also available online using the following link. Featured Insect … Continue reading