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February 22, 2018

On Monday, I decided to harvest the last of the winter vegetables that had survived the January polar vortex.

That's leeks on the top left, rutabagas on the right, and turnips along the bottom. I used them to make a hearty stew with the additions of thyme from my perenn...

February 15, 2018

This was going to be a post about how it's not spring yet. But then, in the garden of a Capitol Hill home, I saw...

Snowdrops! These are among the earliest flowers to bloom in the spring from bulbs planted in the fall. Other phenological signs of spring are all around u...

February 8, 2018

I'm busy putting the finishing touches on the presentation slides for my Gardening with Good Bugs talk for Rooting DC. My original plan was to include video clips of predators and parasitoids attacking garden pests...until I realized that my YouTube playlist had b...

February 1, 2018

This morning, I pulled back the row cover to inspect my garden for the first time since the polar vortex gave us two weeks of continuous below-freezing temperatures. I had a feeling that the losses would be catastrophic. For comparison, here's a photo from November 30:


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September 12, 2019

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