Category Archives: Organic Vegetable

The Square Foot Garden

By Madeleine Faust, Certified Master Gardener A stroll through the Demonstration Gardens of Glencarlyn, Simpson, and Bon Air leads one gently along the curves that define the paths and plantings. The softness and seemingly indeterminate order comfort the eye and … Continue reading

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Five Things You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know About Growing Tomatoes!

Written by the MGNV Organic Vegetable Demonstration Garden Master Gardeners, with special thanks to Debbie Siegel and Tom Laughlin. Five Things About Growing Tomatoes Are you growing tomatoes this year? Here are five things you should know about getting the best tomato … Continue reading

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Weekly Outdoor Garden Talks Offered at Central Library

“Wednesdays in the Garden” Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) and Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Master Gardeners are hosting weekly vegetable gardening talks throughout the summer at Central Library in Arlington. These informal talks are held outdoors at the demonstration garden … Continue reading

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The Bountiful Harvest at Organic Vegetable Garden

Organic Vegetable Garden, October 4th As we make our way into fall, our garden still thinks it is summer, as is evidenced by the bounty of warm season crops we harvested today. Plenty of tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, squash, okra, beans, … 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: Ugh! We got Slugs

Organic Vegetable Garden (OVG), May 30th: The previous week in the organic vegetable garden we have been finding many, many slugs happily feeding on our lettuce, broccoli, strawberries and the many seedlings that are just coming up.  They seem to … Continue reading

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