Author: rehan

Fenton Friday: Beet Babies

Fenton Friday: Beet Babies

It has been another scorcher of a week with scant rain, so I have been over almost daily to water the community garden plot. The tomatoes and cucumbers are still producing well and I...

A Living Tribute to 9-11 Victims

A Living Tribute to 9-11 Victims

(I originally published this blog post on 9-12-2009, and thought it’d be appropriate to share it again today.)Today is 9-11. I’m sure that many of you paused to reflect on the events of 2001....

11th Annual DC Plant Swap

11th Annual DC Plant Swap

11th Annual DC Plant Swap Details: hosted by Washington Gardener Magazine What: A Plant Swap — bring and receive free plants to expand your garden Why: Free Plants! Last chance to do so before...

Fenton Friday: Hurricane Rains

Fenton Friday: Hurricane Rains

Hurricane Florence is raging just south of us and all week it has been one gray, rainy day after another. Surprisingly, I was able to harvest another handful of green beans and some tomatoes...

Bloom Day: Container Fun

Bloom Day: Container Fun

Here in the Mid-Atlantic USA (USDA zone 7) on the DC-MD border, the past month has been wet (understatement of the century) and hot. The garden is an overgrown jungle and the weeds are...

Fenton Friday: Weekend Fun

Fenton Friday: Weekend Fun

Not too much action at the community garden plot this week due to the continued soggy soils– another 3+ inches this week. We did add some beet seeds to fill in where some had...

Fenton Friday: Cucamelons – Finally

Fenton Friday: Cucamelons – Finally

This year’s Cucamelons aka Mexican Sour Gherkins (Melothria scabra) took forever to form. The vines grew and grew, flowered and flowered, but not a “mouse melon” in sight, until this past week. I blame the constant...