Category Archives: Intern Projects

Garden Myth Busters! Eggshells & Blossom End Rot

THE MYTH: Adding eggshells to a tomato plant’s planting hole prevents blossom end rot. 
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Garden Myth Busters!

Based on an intern project by Rachel Vecchio, Certified Master Gardener THE MYTH: Till vegetable gardens every year. THE REALITY: For hundreds of years, an annual rite of spring has been to till the garden to get it ready for … Continue reading

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Garden Myth Busters!

THE MYTH: Put gravel or rocks in the bottom of containers to improve drainage. Continue reading

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Growing Food in Winter

Have you seen the winter sowing/season extension display in the outdoor garden area at Fairlington Community Center (FCC)? . . . It illustrates how easy and effective growing plants outdoors in winter in Zone 7b can be, anywhere there is a small space and a bit of sun. Continue reading

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Balcony Gardening Intern Project

By Susan Wilhelm, Certified Master Gardener For their intern project, Sandy Burkholder and Marilyn Thomson (Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, Class of 2016) prepared an extensive exhibit for the 2017 Arlington Homeshow and Garden Expo (AHGE) that included a portable … Continue reading

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Creating Plant Signs for Simpson Gardens

A 2016 Master Gardener Intern Project By Susan Wilhelm, Certified Master Gardener   Kathryn Kellam and Susan Wilhelm (MGNV Class of 2016) created 25 new plant signs for the Simpson Demonstration Gardens in Alexandria as their intern project. Each sign … Continue reading

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