Monthly Archives: June 2012

In The Garden: Grow Malabar for Greens in August

Organic Vegetable Garden (OVG), June 21st: Last summer we grew Malabar spinach for the first time.  Malabar (also known as Indian spinach, Ceylon spinach, basella, or vine spinach) is not really spinach, but it has a similar taste and its … Continue reading

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On the Echinacea – What’s that Insect?

Written (and Photographed) by Mary Free, Certified Master Gardener If it is June, then it is time to celebrate pollinators. Pollinator Week, June 18-24, recognized nationally by the US Department of Agriculture and at the state level by Virginia’s Governor, … Continue reading

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In the Garden: Look at our tomatoes—they are already setting fruit

Organic Vegetable Garden (OVG), June 2nd: For a second year in a row (yes, there is a pun here) we are growing our tomatoes on trellises.  Based on research, tomatoes grown on trellises have less rot, are bigger, and are … Continue reading

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