Category Archives: Organic Vegetable Demonstration Garden
May 2019 Public Education Classes are open to all, but space may be limited so be sure to register online. This month’s classes include:
*Container Gardening for Food, Fun and Beauty,
*Mosquitos and Ticks: Identification and Control and
*Tips for Selecting Native Plants for Your Home Garden.
Don’t miss these great special events!
*Organic Vegetable Garden Open House,
*Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Spring Celebration and Plant Sale,
*Ask a Gardener at the Organic Vegetable Garden,
*Simpson Garden Stroll,
*Green Spring Garden Day and Big Plant Sale,
*Information Night for Fall 2019 Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program,
*Simpson Garden Family Night, and
*Open House for Sunny and Shade Demonstration Gardens.
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
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
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
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
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