Category Archives: Organic Vegetable Demonstration Garden

Ready, Set, Adapt! Climate Change: 2018 Notes from the Field

Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia manage the Organic Vegetable Garden at Potomac Overlook Park in Arlington. Each year, this demonstration garden produces hundreds of pounds of produce which it donates to the Arlington Food Assistance Center. These Notes from the Field, compiled by Judy Johnson and Judy Salveson, highlight some of the challenges the garden faced in 2018 due to record-breaking weather. Continue reading

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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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