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A wandering squash for next year’s list
Zuchetta rampicante is not just any squash. It can go 30 to 40 feet in one season.
 
Pollinators and the power of flowers
(The Washington Post, August 20, 2014; 2:00 PM)
 
Dealing with furry, unwelcome visitors in your garden
(The Washington Post, August 13, 2014; 12:30 PM)
 
Raising artichokes from seed
(The Washington Post, August 6, 2014; 12:39 PM)
 
Another score for organically grown veggies
(The Washington Post, July 23, 2014; 2:36 PM)
 
The virtue of lawns and their clippings
(The Washington Post, July 16, 2014; 2:09 PM)
 
Brussels sprouts are best after first frost
(The Washington Post, July 9, 2014; 12:33 PM)
 
Comfrey: A tonic for plants and bees but toxic for us
(The Washington Post, July 2, 2014; 1:31 PM)
 
Glover Park Community Garden: A community of gardeners
(The Washington Post, June 25, 2014; 11:50 AM)
 
Writing the book on growing food
(The Washington Post, June 18, 2014; 12:33 PM)
 
The hidden beauty of root veggies
(The Washington Post, June 11, 2014; 11:24 AM)
 
Pea harvest a bust? Prepare for a fall crop.
(The Washington Post, June 4, 2014; 2:52 PM)
 
Kale, the popular superfood
(The Washington Post, May 28, 2014; 2:26 PM)
 
Nature’s awning, the grapevine
(The Washington Post, May 21, 2014; 12:18 PM)
 
Celery root rears its ugly head, and great taste
(The Washington Post, May 14, 2014; 1:27 PM)
 
A steadfast herb named sorrel
(The Washington Post, May 7, 2014; 12:18 PM)
 
For great tomatoes, just plant that sucker
(The Washington Post, April 30, 2014; 12:57 PM)
 
A year to replant the rosemary
(The Washington Post, April 23, 2014; 12:15 PM)
 
Getting a jump on the sweet corn season
(The Washington Post, April 16, 2014; 2:16 PM)
 
The Colorado potato beetle can be combated
(The Washington Post, April 9, 2014; 3:21 PM)
 
Coleslaw: Using ingredients at hand
(The Washington Post, April 2, 2014; 1:50 PM)
 
Get to know your potting mix: Vermiculite and perlite
(The Washington Post, March 26, 2014; 1:56 PM)
 
Early-spring arugula: March gladness
(The Washington Post, March 19, 2014; 3:07 PM)
 
Say adieu to winter with a hotbed in the garden
(The Washington Post, March 12, 2014; 3:06 PM)
 
The art of storing apples in winter
(The Washington Post, March 5, 2014; 12:09 PM)
 
Cream and the crop: Healthful dairy choices
(The Washington Post, February 26, 2014; 3:11 PM)
 
Hydroponic’s organic label is all wet
(The Washington Post, February 19, 2014; 3:13 PM)
 
Seed catalogues have something for everyone
(The Washington Post, February 12, 2014; 4:06 PM)
 
Pioneer organic farmers look to the future
(The Washington Post, February 5, 2014; 1:57 PM)
 
Grow your own poppy seeds
(The Washington Post, January 29, 2014; 12:21 PM)
 
Plant vegetable families together
(The Washington Post, January 22, 2014; 12:49 PM)
 
Cooking with radish leaves
(The Washington Post, January 15, 2014; 12:47 PM)
 
Fresh and flavorful garden vegetables
(The Washington Post, January 8, 2014; 2:55 PM)
 
Landscape fabric isn’t pretty, but it beats weeds
(The Washington Post, December 31, 2013; 4:04 PM)
 
Bok choy to the world
(The Washington Post, December 18, 2013; 1:52 PM)
 
Books for the gardener on your list
(The Washington Post, December 11, 2013; 4:11 PM)
 
At Schönbrunn Palace, the tiny tomatoes waltz
(The Washington Post, December 4, 2013; 2:15 PM)
 
The garden offers cause for thanksgiving
(The Washington Post, November 26, 2013; 2:50 PM)
 
Growing and cooking celery root
(The Washington Post, November 20, 2013; 1:29 PM)
 
Farmers markets pop up everywhere
(The Washington Post, November 13, 2013; 12:59 PM)
 
The root cellar’s modern-day alternatives
(The Washington Post, November 6, 2013; 1:26 PM)
 
How fight tomato blight
(The Washington Post, October 30, 2013; 12:08 PM)
 
Perilla: Grow it for looks, then eat it, too
(The Washington Post, October 23, 2013; 1:23 PM)
 
Cure and store your winter squash
(The Washington Post, October 16, 2013; 3:36 PM)
 
Galinsoga is ajiaco’s secret ingredient
(The Washington Post, October 9, 2013; 4:24 PM)
 
‘Symphony of the Soil’ film examines the fascinating world below your feet
(The Washington Post, October 2, 2013; 12:43 PM)
 
Ley gardening in your back yard
(The Washington Post, September 25, 2013; 1:59 PM)
 
Harvesting raspberries, better late than never
(The Washington Post, September 18, 2013; 4:57 PM)
 
How to make compost
(The Washington Post, September 11, 2013; 1:17 PM)
 
The tea leaves of summer
(The Washington Post, September 4, 2013; 12:20 PM)