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Post  ribarr4 on 8/29/2011, 9:28 pm

Terrie and I recently took a trip to Washington DC and was excited about a few gardens we found. The Department of Agriculture has torn up one of their parking lots and put in some square foot beds. They plan on turning the entire area surrounding the building into vegitable gardens. We also found the Smithsonian Victory and Heirloom Gardens and got to visit with the Master Gardener. He was telling us about fish peppers and wonderberries. We plan on trying them next year. Has anyone had any experiance with them?



We have pictures from the trip here and more details from the gardens here.

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Post  camprn on 8/29/2011, 9:42 pm

FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing! The last time I went to DC the botanical gardens were at the top of the agenda. They had closed the day before I arrived for major renovations. I was so sad.

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Post  ribarr4 on 8/29/2011, 9:45 pm

@camprn wrote:FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing! The last time I went to DC the botanical gardens were at the top of the agenda. They had closed the day before I arrived for major renovations. I was so sad.



What a bumber. For us it was a wonderful suprise. We weren't even thinking about gardens and just found them when we got there.

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Post  camprn on 8/29/2011, 9:51 pm

I really like the raised bed hoop set up with the bolted rib holders and the tracking for the cover... Do you know if they have an official website with other photos?

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Post  ribarr4 on 8/29/2011, 9:58 pm

@camprn wrote:I really like the raised bed hoop set up with the bolted rib holders and the tracking for the cover... Do you know if they have an official website with other photos?



They do have quite a few. you can find them at the link bellow.



http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=peoples_garden_projects.xml&contentidonly=true

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Re: Washington DC Gardens

Post  sherryeo on 8/29/2011, 10:18 pm

ribbar4 said

The Department of Agriculture has torn up one of their parking lots and put in some square foot beds

I love it!!! Instead of "They paved paradise and put up a parkin' lot," they tore up a parking lot and put some paradise there. cheers

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Post  Chopper on 8/29/2011, 11:42 pm

@sherryeo wrote:ribbar4 said

The Department of Agriculture has torn up one of their parking lots and put in some square foot beds

I love it!!! Instead of "They paved paradise and put up a parkin' lot," they tore up a parking lot and put some paradise there. cheers

Harder to sing, but a better outcome. Are we sure they are SFGs or just raised beds? Just curious, not judgmental. Very Happy

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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 8/30/2011, 3:01 pm

Ribarr, I'm raising a type of wonderberry, the garden huckleberry. Wonderberry (a/k/a Sunberry) was developed by Luther Burbank, hence it's botanical name: solanum burbankii. Southern Exposure Seed Exchange (www.southernexposure.com ) describes it thus: "An interesting tomato relative; 3' plants yield dozens of clusters of dark, 1/4" berries; each cluster holds 8-12 fruits. Unique, huckleberry-like flavor makes for intriguing dessert fillings, jellies, syrups, etc. Grown in the usual tomato fashion, but wonderberry is more finicky togerminate -- tiny seeds need to keep moist for a much longer period." My experience with garden huckleberry seed from Seed Savers Exchange was: it DOES take longer to germinate than its distant cousin, the ground cherry. After planting out next to one another, neither plants did much, but when the huckleberry took off, it raced up to over 5 feet in height, while the ground cherries are trying to vine along the ground. Southern Exposure says "3' plants," but different cultivers obviously have different growth styles. I'll try to post again after harvesting cooking and eating some of our berries. Interesting experiment for this year. Nonna

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