Category Archives: In the Garden

In The Garden: Growing Vegetables in Raised Beds

Organic Vegetable Garden (OVG), July 3rd: Many urban and suburban gardeners may believe that there is no room for vegetables in their yards.  A successful vegetable garden is dependent on many things—adequate sun, sufficient water, pest and weed control, and … Continue reading

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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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In the Garden: Strawberries are not for the Birds

Organic Vegetable Garden (OVG), May 12th: For the past week we have been harvesting beautiful strawberries from our patch in the MGNV Organic Vegetable Garden in Potomac Overlook Park.  We noticed that many of the berries had been sampled by … Continue reading

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In the Garden: Keeping Bugs at Bay

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

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