Category Archives: Intern Projects

Balcony Gardening Basics

New resource page! Balcony Gardening Basics
If you have a balcony, you can garden. Whether you want to add color with flowers and foliage, create a little privacy, or grow edibles and native plants; you can transform your balcony from a concrete jungle into a miniature garden. Continue reading

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Garden Myth Busters! Vinegar for Weeds

THE MYTH: Vinegar is an effective way to kill weeds.

THE REALITY: Household vinegar has long been heralded for its many uses around the home and garden, but is it actually an effective weed control method?  Continue reading

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Garden Myth Busters! Eggshells & Blossom End Rot

THE MYTH: Adding eggshells to a tomato plant’s planting hole prevents blossom end rot. 
THE REALITY: Read more . . . Continue reading

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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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