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Stocking Stuffers

Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator We have a test bed for Sugar Baby watermelons in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden. We haven’t tried melons before because melons are generally space hogs. The vines are sprawling and need elbow room to roam. Our test involves […]

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Twists & Turns

Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator While erecting bamboo tripods to support Sugar Baby watermelon vines, a contrast of sturdy & delicate, coarse & smooth became apparent. Laura tightens the sisal twine at the top of the Sugar Baby trellis.

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The “Wow” Factor

Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator This post is all about the photograph. Well, not really the photograph but the subjects. The photographer forgot to remove the fingerprint-smeared protective lens filter, but the strong spirit of the subjects shines through the haze. What a great group […]

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Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Sweet potatoes love the heat, but these slips will need to be kept very moist for the first couple of weeks. Actually it’s “batatas”, as in Ipomoea batatas. We’re making a go of trying a small crop of sweet potatoes […]

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Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator We’ve received several questions about the near-perfect beauty of our Gold Rush squash. In truth, it’s a hybridized zucchini (Cucurbita pepo). The color is wonderfully uniform & consistent, and frankly almost looks unreal. Reasons: 1) It’s a hybrid, designed to […]

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Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator More than 30 Genworth associates came to work in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden on June 13. That huge number of volunteers puts Genworth in first place so far this season in terms of the number of corporate associates […]

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Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator We’re having some fun with “weed identification” at the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden. Our goal is to identify all of the prevalent volunteer plant varieties and learn about the generally unknown characteristics. So far we’ve covered Lambsquarters, Palmer Amaranth, […]

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Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator Shandra Barrett brought her team of Dominion Power customer service associates to the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden yesterday – including several who drove all the way from Norfolk. Dodging the threat of rain, Shandra and her seven teammates joined […]

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Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator  Last Monday we had another great visit from Christa Vidonic and her Dominion Power co-workers in the Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden. Last Fall Christa and team came twice to help clear out the fading tomato vines to get ready […]

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Photos & text by Albert Brian Vick,  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Community Kitchen Garden Coordinator   Laurel & Yevonne, the Red Pontiac potatoes you planted March 17 in the 2012 Lewis Ginter Community Kitchen Garden are blossoming. That means we’ll check them soon and prepare to harvest the “new” potatoes for Feedmore. White potatoes have […]

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