USDA People's Garden


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Nothing better than the smell of fresh carrots as you pull them from the earth

Carolina Gold, an heirloom American rice widely sought after in the 1700s, is growing in our garden Photo:

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Using the water collected in our rain barrel

The great #LincolnTomato harvest was today. One of these things is not like the other - guess the #volunteer?

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How do soy beans grow? Just like this:

this spuds for you!

What's affecting our cucumber vines? We just learned its powdery mildew, downy mildew and angular leaf spot.

Our tomato plant has a classic sign of nutrient deficiency. Its leaves are purple - which usually means a poor root system.

It's best to water the soil & not the plant. If wilted, check the soil 4 moisture. Don't assume it needs water #gardenadvice

Thanks fans and PG volunteers for coming out! #garden finished in time for back to school!

Garden build in progress:

Snapshot's turning the raised bed into a penalty box

Here is what the garden currently looks like:

Filling raised beds with soil and compost in Marshall's food garden

Volunteers are getting pumped for 2012 DCPS Beautification Day!

Live tweeting from Marhsall ES for DCPS Beautification Day with

Harvesting Burgundy okra and found what looks like a pig's tail

Spotted: Bean counters in the People's Garden

= truck of plenty w/ tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants and herbs

Exec Master Gardener hard at work this morning removing flowers from 'Genovese' basil