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“Been getting sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes, sun gold tomatoes and arugula for a few weeks now! Heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, jalapeños, and sweet peppers on the way!”

Ed. Note: When your gardens start to get full of tomatoes, cucumbers, whatever you’re growing – send an email to princeofpetworth@gmail.com with Garden Haul in the title and please include the neighborhood where you grew it.

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“my recent blueberry harvest (this is my 2nd picking of the season) gathered from 3 blueberry bushes I have in pots in my backyard in Petworth. Miraculously the birds have left them alone for me to enjoy.”

Ed. Note: When your gardens start to get full of tomatoes, cucumbers, whatever you’re growing – send an email to princeofpetworth@gmail.com with Garden Haul in the title and please include the neighborhood where you grew it.

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From an email:

“At the new Logan Hardware location [1734 14th Street, NW], we have a very cool pop-up garden center.

Annuals including marigolds, vinca, ageratum, petunias, coleus, heliotrope, snapdragons, sweet potato vine and zinnias

Perennials including phlox, gaillardia, sedum, salvia, peony, verbena, boxwoods, liriope and lilac

Transplants including basil, tomatoes, peppers, rosemary, sage, cilantro, thyme and lavender.”

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“Franciscan Monastery Plant & Herb Sale

Hosted by the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild, the sale will feature plants from the Holy Land and Monastery-grown products, including fresh honey, herbs, vegetables, flowers, roses, annuals, perennials, shrubs, fruit trees, azaleas and more! Vendors and food will also be on site.”

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“Dear PoPville,

Has anyone been able to successfully grow a tree on a roof deck in DC? That is, without a complicated irrigation system? It’s very sunny, windy, and dry there in the summer. It has to be a small tree because my planter is only 3′ x 3′ x 3′. (And yes, my deck is reinforced, the area where the planter is now was designed to carry the load of a hot tub, which has been removed.)

I was thinking of planting a small Japanese maple but they’re pretty expensive and I hear they need afternoon shade, and of course, the deck gets sun all day.

And yes – I thought of planting a cactus – but I think my animals would kick my ass.”

Ed. Note: I’ll tweet this to Casey Trees who may have some ideas too!

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Critterproof Compost Bin via DPR

From DPR:

“DC Parks and Recreation (DPR) is currently recruiting community members who wish to start composting their food waste at DPR gardens to join the new DPR Community Compost Cooperative Network. This will be a network of trained compost cooperatives at each DPR garden that will work towards creating high quality compost from garden and food waste. (more…)