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Cedar's chef keeps menu fresh with rooftop garden

Cedar Executive Chef Aaron McCloud picks his restaurant's produce from the rooftop garden he created on top of the building at 8th and E streets in Penn Quarter.

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 06:40am EDT

Tags: cedar, cedar dc, Aaron McCloud, Bob Madigan, restaurants

Freshest veggies aren't necessarily in the produce aisle

The grocery store's produce aisle is teeming with wholesome food, right? Maybe not.

Friday - 05/31/2013, 07:25am EDT

Tags: Joan Jones, food, vegetables, produce

Gardening with kids: Tips and advice for starting an active and healthy habit

For adults, gardening can be one of the most rewarding activities of summer. However, getting kids to enjoy the same activity may present challenges for some parents and caregivers. Several area experts offer advice and tips on making gardening a fun, healthy and rewarding summer activity for youth.

Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 07:52am EDT

Tags: kids, obesity, screen time, We Can!, National Gardening Association, Hoai-Tran Bui, mike mcgrath

Garden Plot: How to beat back mosquitoes

Garden Plot Editor Mike McGrath answers all of your garden and lawn care questions. On the list this week: controlling ticks and mosquitoes, wise watering and rose bush care.

Friday - 05/17/2013, 10:49am EDT

Tags: mike mcgrath, Garden Plot, Tick Tubes, watering, mosquitoes, ticks, lawn care

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Preventing and treating poison ivy

It's the time of year when everyone starts heading outside. And it is also the time of year when doctors see an uptick in poison ivy cases.

Monday - 05/13/2013, 07:21am EDT

Tags: poison ivy, paula wolfson, spring, mike mcgrath, Garden Plot, Howard Brooks, georgetown

Garden Plot: Tomato plants need warm nights

Nights with temperatures in the 40s won't kill your plants as impressively as frost, but those temperatures will stunt the growth of your tomato plants.

Friday - 05/03/2013, 10:04am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, tomatoes, mike mcgrath, crabgrass, mulch,

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Mantises could be the answer to your stink bug problem

Could a praying mantis put an end to the stink bug epidemic?

Wednesday - 04/24/2013, 11:16am EDT

Tags: praying mantis, stink bugs,

Cicadas, ticks and moles in your garden

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath offers advice on cicadas, moles and ticks. And he has some tips about when to put your summer plants outside.

Friday - 04/19/2013, 03:53am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, mike mcgrath, cicadas, moles, ticks

Garden Plot: Some vegetables need to be planted now

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath shares his advice on when to plant this spring and what will kill your vegetable garden.

Friday - 04/05/2013, 10:03am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, mike mcgrath, corn gluten,

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Archi's Acres looks to bring hydroponic garden to D.C.

A hydroponic garden that employs veterans may open in D.C. next year. One of its partners, Dylan Ratigan, wants to see veterans play a larger role in solving the nation's problems.

Thursday - 04/04/2013, 10:06am EDT

Tags: Daniel Ratigan, veterans, Colleen Kelleher

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