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December 28, 2017

The new year is upon us, bringing a small change to this blog. As a resolution for my personal wellness, I have decided to give up social media entirely. I am shutting down my personal Facebook page, which will in turn shut down the FB page representing DC Potager. Of...

November 30, 2017

End of November in the garden looks like this:

I know, pretty boring, right? But that's only if you don't look under the covers. Here's what's hiding in the bed in the top left corner of this photo:

Check out that color! The tall purple leaves are 'Rubine' Brussels sprou...

October 26, 2017

It's almost Halloween and that means garlic planting. If you are a garlic connoisseur, you can buy dozens of exotic varieties from seed companies. Or you can pick up some bulbs from your local organic grocer, which is what I did. Garlic falls into two main categories:...

September 28, 2017

I know I haven't posted any photos from my garden since early August. This is because I was transitioning my garden from summer plantings to fall ones. Transition complete.

No, this is not the final resting place of Summer. I posted a similar photo on Facebook a few yea...

August 10, 2017

Imagine a 37-year-old white woman with bright red hair, barefoot and wearing pajama pants with a heavy metal t-shirt, swaying and cheerfully singing "I got a melon, I got a melon" in her backyard at 7:30am this morning. Congrats, you now know what it's like to be my ne...

June 1, 2017

With such a cool and rainy May, I was hoping to be eating broccoli by now. Remember, I had said that broccoli was on notice in my garden for being an under performer? I had planted 'Packman' back in March because it's supposed to mature in about 60 days. Well, it'...

May 4, 2017

In my last State of the Garden Address, I bemoaned that I wouldn't have much to eat from the garden for at least a month. Well, it's only been three weeks and...

 ...I've got red oakleaf lettuce and baby mustards as well as...

...arugula and radishes (and more, but that'...

April 13, 2017

This is what my garden looks like currently. With the exception of the purple sprouting broccoli (PSB) in the back left side of this photo, there's not much going on at the moment. If you squint, you might be able to see that there's also collards, kale, mustard, lettu...

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