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Eat Your Weeds

Harvesting what you didn't plant

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Weed identifier

Started by Kailyn Apr 1. 0 Replies

I found this great resource on Better Homes & Gardens that may be helpful for this group. I so rarely really know what I am pulling or how to treat (or if I can eat) it! Few to none of the ones…Continue

Tags: spring, fall, mulch, planting, treatment

Edible Weeds

Started by Head Gardener/Scotts Miracle-Gro Mar 11. 0 Replies

We found this article from Good Housekeeping on 10 edible weeds. Might serve as a good reference.…Continue

Tags: cooking, food, organic, green, weeds

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Comment by Alex Silbajoris on March 9, 2014 at 10:27am

This group is for discussion about edible "weeds" in your gardens, or foraged from elsewhere.

Comment by Su Lok on March 11, 2014 at 3:35pm

The Columbus Dispatch ran a story today on the rising cost of groceries. Growing and eating produce from the garden is even more timely and cost effective.

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Establish a Rain Garden!

Posted by Julia Parker-Dickerson on July 28, 2014 at 10:21am 0 Comments

Looking for a way to promote environmental stewardship this academic year? Create a rain garden this fall! While most school gardens are designed to be well-drained, often as a raised bed, a rain garden is planted in a depressed area to encourage water collection. This design enables rain gardens to trap stormwater and filter it before being released. Learn more about establishing a rain garden at your school: …

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Volunteer Appreciation

Posted by Julia Parker-Dickerson on July 25, 2014 at 12:31pm 0 Comments

How do you thank your garden volunteers? Maintaining school and community gardens is a group effort and it's tough to ask for more from the same group of volunteers again and again. Show your appreciation and attract new volunteers by offering perks like extra plants and produce and providing alternative volunteer opportunities like taking photographs, updating webpages or posting on social media. For more tips see our article on valuing…

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Summer Bird Feeding Tips

Posted by Julia Parker-Dickerson on July 21, 2014 at 8:46am 0 Comments

We're often advised to plant red flowers to attract hummingbirds. But do you know why this color is so alluring to hummers? I was surprised to learn from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology that it's not because of an inherent preference for red. Turns out that other nectar sippers like bees and butterflies have an easier time finding pale colored flowers. In nature, red flowers tend to have more nectar in them because they aren't visited as often by…

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Tips for maintaining container gardens

Posted by Julia Parker-Dickerson on July 18, 2014 at 8:59am 0 Comments

Container plantings often begin to look a little "peaked" by midsummer. If blossoming is getting sparse on trailing plants like petunias, cut them back to stimulate a new flush of growth and flowers. If your pot or hanging basket contains several plants, trim back any that have grown so vigorously they are over-running their neighbors. Some plants, lobelia for example, may take a break from blooming in the summer heat. Trim them back and you'll get a new flush of blossoms as the weather…

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Discussion Forum

Weed identifier

Started by Kailyn Apr 1. 0 Replies

I found this great resource on Better Homes & Gardens that may be helpful for this group. I so rarely really know what I am pulling or how to treat (or if I can eat) it! Few to none of the ones…Continue

Tags: spring, fall, mulch, planting, treatment

Edible Weeds

Started by Head Gardener/Scotts Miracle-Gro Mar 11. 0 Replies

We found this article from Good Housekeeping on 10 edible weeds. Might serve as a good reference.…Continue

Tags: cooking, food, organic, green, weeds

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