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

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Here’s what to consider when picking pepper seeds
Seed catalogues offer varieties for every palate.
New mint from old
(The Washington Post, January 28, 2016; 8:00 AM)
Planning the season ahead
(The Washington Post, January 21, 2016; 8:00 AM)
A surfeit of broccoli? Say cheese.
(The Washington Post, January 14, 2016; 8:00 AM)
A weedy root lifts the winter blues
(The Washington Post, January 7, 2016; 8:00 AM)
Your vegetable garden is green, and it’s December. What’s happening?
(The Washington Post, December 24, 2015; 8:00 AM)
Old trees thank you for your support
(The Washington Post, December 17, 2015; 8:00 AM)
The unexpected delight of the parsnip
(The Washington Post, December 7, 2015; 12:00 PM)
Winter salad days
(The Washington Post, December 3, 2015; 8:00 AM)
Gifts for the gardener
(The Washington Post, November 26, 2015; 8:00 AM)
This deliciously complex fruit makes a dessert by itself — but we’ve forgotten about it
(The Washington Post, November 19, 2015; 8:00 AM)
The garden’s small wonders
(The Washington Post, November 12, 2015; 8:00 AM)
Will hydroponics water down the meaning of organic?
(The Washington Post, November 5, 2015; 8:00 AM)
Outfoxing an autumn pest: The carrot root maggot
(The Washington Post, October 29, 2015; 8:00 AM)
How to create a living soil
(The Washington Post, October 22, 2015; 8:00 AM)
Globe artichoke, one cool delicacy for the home garden
(The Washington Post, October 15, 2015; 8:00 AM)
Give flowers and vegetables equal status in the home garden
(The Washington Post, October 8, 2015; 8:00 AM)
Make the fall harvest golden with brown butter
(The Washington Post, October 1, 2015; 8:00 AM)
Take care, green thumbs: That wonderful fertile soil can be hazardous
(The Washington Post, September 24, 2015; 8:00 AM)
Boosting the nutrient value of veggies
(The Washington Post, September 17, 2015; 8:00 AM)
Tomato growers’ never-ending crusade for the holy grail
(The Washington Post, September 10, 2015; 8:00 AM)
Think about your menu before you start planting
(The Washington Post, September 3, 2015; 8:00 AM)
It’s time to remind ourselves what ‘good’ tastes like
(The Washington Post, August 27, 2015; 8:00 AM)
What to do with all that zucchini
(The Washington Post, August 20, 2015; 8:00 AM)
Throwing a lifeline to bees
(The Washington Post, August 13, 2015; 8:00 AM)
Has kale had its day?
(The Washington Post, August 6, 2015; 8:00 AM)
Take a middle path in weed control
(The Washington Post, July 30, 2015; 8:00 AM)
For the gardener, cleanliness is next to . . . impossible
(The Washington Post, July 23, 2015; 8:00 AM)
Nourish your inner artist with colorful vegetable confetti
(The Washington Post, July 16, 2015; 8:00 AM)
Keep tomatoes off the soil with the stake-and-weave technique
(The Washington Post, July 9, 2015; 8:00 AM)
The challenges and rewards of a plot in the city
(The Washington Post, July 2, 2015; 8:00 AM)
To find a tool, first you must hide it
(The Washington Post, June 23, 2015; 5:20 PM)
Keeping time with plants
(The Washington Post, June 18, 2015; 8:00 AM)
Even in summer, reasons to grow basil indoors
(The Washington Post, June 10, 2015; 8:00 AM)
Learning to live with ants and the rest
(The Washington Post, June 4, 2015; 8:00 AM)
Mulch provides numerous benefits
(The Washington Post, May 28, 2015; 8:00 AM)
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)