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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Dear Problem Lady – September 2017

What do you know about using milk as a fertilizer, specifically on tomato plants? My neighbor insists that milk is a good fertilizer. He...

Up on the Roof

DC rooftops are busy places. A flyover of the District shows a growing mosaic of rooftop terraces, solar panels, green roofs – and increasingly,...

Drought, Disease & Blight

What a wonderful summer it has been! Hot as ever, with long sunny days and a nice cool rain in the afternoon to ease...

Garden Spot: What’s Bugging You?

Recently, with all the talk about how our garden practices may be harming bees and pollinating insects, the discussion of beneficial insects has again...

Three Sisters, Four Brothers: Growing as a Family for Greater Success

Often, when we plan our garden, we focus solely on what we want to get out of it, or at least that’s what I...

Edibles in the Weeds

As we prepare our land and plan our gardens, we often rip up everything we see. “Everything that grows must go!” used to be...

Ward 8 Homebuyers Club

Homeownership is to many people a symbol of success. It’s likely the biggest purchase of your life, and that’s a big accomplishment. MANNA is...

Dwell

On a chilly January morning I pulled up to an old stable located in an alley off of Florida Avenue in DC’s Trinidad neighborhood....

Beware the Tiny Hitchhikers

Creeping, crawling, feeding under the covers of night. They move in swiftly, only to retreat soon after to the safety of cracks and crevices....

Galley Kitchen Gets an Update

Kitchen & Family Room Remodeled in a Bungalow-Style Home Many older homes found on Capitol Hill, and in the Washington metropolitan area, have outdated galley...