Category Archives: Organic Vegetable Demonstration Garden

Edible Flowers in the Vegetable Garden

When I plan a vegetable plot, I always include flowers. You might think that this would take needed space from the vegetables, but I argue that the flowers will pay you back handsomely. For one thing, they attract pollinators, such as bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects during the growing period. Also, many flowers are edible, so one could argue that they earn their keep twice over. . . . Continue reading

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Winter and the Vegetable Gardener

People seem to think that winter is a slow time for a vegetable gardener, but that’s a misconception. In fact, winter is the time a vegetable gardener works out plans for the coming year’s garden. Continue reading

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August 2017 Notes from the Organic Vegetable Garden

at Potomac Overlook Regional Park by Nancy Dowling, Certified Master Gardener Photos © 2017 Nancy Dowling unless otherwise noted Abundance! That’s the word that describes a vegetable garden in August.  It’s a time for smiling ear to ear while you … Continue reading

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Join us today at the Organic Vegetable Garden’s Annual Taste & Tour

Sunday, September 10  1 pm – 4 pm Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington, VA 22207 Enjoy samples from the garden and talk with Master Gardeners about growing vegetables in Northern Virginia, with a special emphasis on … Continue reading

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The Organic Vegetable Demonstration Garden’s Annual Taste and Tour

Sunday, September 10  1 pm – 4 pm Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington, VA 22207 Enjoy samples from the garden and talk with Master Gardeners about growing vegetables in Northern Virginia, with a special emphasis on … Continue reading

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The Square Foot Garden

By Madeleine Faust, Certified Master Gardener A stroll through the Demonstration Gardens of Glencarlyn, Simpson, and Bon Air leads one gently along the curves that define the paths and plantings. The softness and seemingly indeterminate order comfort the eye and … Continue reading

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