A Cook's Garden by Barbara Damrosch: Latest Column and Archive

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Mulch provides numerous benefits
Organic covering smothers weeds, increases soil moisture.
 
Keeping the salad days alive
(The Washington Post, May 19, 2015; 3:53 PM)
 
Why potluck suppers come naturally to a gardener
(The Washington Post, May 14, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
Gleaning extras from your favorite vegetables and herbs
(The Washington Post, May 7, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
Why manure rules in the garden
(The Washington Post, April 30, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
The healing powers of the earth
(The Washington Post, April 23, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
Taking a bite out of tomato blight
(The Washington Post, April 16, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
The unexpected value of beets
(The Washington Post, April 9, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
Want to help your garden warm up? Build sloped soil beds.
(The Washington Post, April 2, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
Get seedlings started in early spring
(The Washington Post, March 26, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
The growing popularity of rose-hued plants
(The Washington Post, March 18, 2015; 12:30 PM)
 
Gardening lessons learned from visiting a Mexican farm
(The Washington Post, March 12, 2015; 7:00 AM)
 
Resolved to have no more bad garden habits
(The Washington Post, March 5, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
How to successfully grow your own fennel
(The Washington Post, February 26, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
Discovering the rich history and variety of heirloom vegetables
(The Washington Post, February 19, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
The roots of winter greens
(The Washington Post, February 5, 2015; 11:00 AM)
 
Winter apples with flavor and history
(The Washington Post, January 22, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
Want to compost? Here is where to start.
(The Washington Post, January 15, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
Now is the time to use winter greens and root crops
(The Washington Post, January 8, 2015; 8:00 AM)
 
Reducing garden clutter
(The Washington Post, December 31, 2014; 7:00 AM)
 
Move over kale, chard is the new glamour crop
(The Washington Post, December 18, 2014; 7:00 AM)
 
The gardener’s kitchen toolbox
(The Washington Post, December 11, 2014; 7:00 AM)
 
After the frost, it’s time to harvest the Brussels sprouts
(The Washington Post, December 3, 2014; 9:00 AM)
 
Dealing, kindly, with stony ground
(The Washington Post, November 25, 2014; 12:30 PM)
 
Winter squash fans ask, what’s better than a Waltham?
(The Washington Post, November 20, 2014; 6:00 AM)
 
How to install instant greenhouses for winter greens
(The Washington Post, November 13, 2014; 6:00 AM)
 
Planting garlic? Weather conditions are key.
(The Washington Post, November 6, 2014; 5:00 AM)
 
Hakurei, a sweeter turnip
(The Washington Post, October 30, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
The slow-starting husk cherry surpasses itself
(The Washington Post, October 22, 2014; 12:09 PM)
 
The four-season veggie garden
(The Washington Post, October 15, 2014; 12:41 PM)
 
Cleaning soil the solar way
(The Washington Post, October 8, 2014; 1:50 PM)
 
Claytonia, a green for cold months ahead
(The Washington Post, October 1, 2014; 2:40 PM)
 
The essential compost pile
(The Washington Post, September 24, 2014; 12:47 PM)
 
The allure and challenge of sweet corn
(The Washington Post, September 18, 2014; 12:00 AM)
 
Flowers that are pretty enough to eat
(The Washington Post, September 10, 2014; 2:01 PM)
 
The perfect bean
(The Washington Post, September 3, 2014; 4:17 PM)
 
A wandering squash for next year’s list
(The Washington Post, August 27, 2014; 12:54 PM)
 
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)