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Welcome SignThanks for reading the blog of George Mason’s campus garden at Potomac Heights.

We’ve been harvesting and donating lots of produce during the month of July, with August just beginning, we expect many more fruits and veggies to start popping up.

Also, the flower displays at the garden are gorgeous. Here are some examples, but it is very much worth it to come by the garden and see for yourself.

 

The first marigold bloom.

The first marigold bloom.

Scarlet Runner Bean blooms.

Scarlet Runner Bean blooms.

The orange Nasturtium naturally pairs up with a wild blue flower.

The orange Nasturtium naturally pairs up with a wild blue flower.

A friend brought over some sunflowers from her garden.

A friend brought over some sunflowers from her garden.

With lots of help from volunteers, the garden's beds all have edging now.
With lots of help from volunteers, the garden’s beds all have edging now.

This is before the mulching.

This is before the mulching.

The new look for the garden has green pathways and beds that are easily distinguishable.

The new look for the garden has green pathways and beds that are easily distinguished.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More edging and finely mowed grass.

More edging and finely mowed grass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three beds edged with potted tomatoes and wonderfully mulched.

Three beds edged with potted tomatoes and wonderfully mulched.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This decorative tree can now be walked around because it was finally pruned.

This decorative tree can now be walked around because it was finally pruned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Selection

Notice the brilliant color of these tomatoes. They are the offspring of possibly every type of tomato grown at the garden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is what 3 lbs. of Okra in a bag looks like.

This is what 3 lbs. of Okra in a bag looks like.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bagged and labeled assorted culinary herbs, arugula and veggies all ready for the Food Bank.

Bagged and labeled assorted culinary herbs, arugula and veggies all ready for the Food Bank.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All set up for sales at the JC Kiosk A every Tuesday from 1:30-3:30.

All set up for sales at the JC Kiosk A every Tuesday from 1:30-3:30.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The University Life Staff Retreat came tot he garden last week and happily cleaned up the garden.

The University Life Staff Retreat came tot he garden last week and happily cleaned up the garden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

University Life Staff pruning the Fragrant Snowbell.

University Life Staff pruning the Fragrant Snowbell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See them standing under the tree

See them standing under the tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picking sunberries.

Picking sunberries.

Sheet mulching with cardboard, leaf mulch and manure.

Sheet mulching with cardboard, leaf mulch and manure.

Hanging out behind the compost pile, which was turned, and now also filled with tree branches.

Hanging out behind the compost pile, which was turned, and now also filled with tree branches.

Squash, Okra and tomatoes make a beautiful site.

Squash, Okra and tomatoes make a beautiful site.

Cooking with Thai Lemon Basil, Ginger and Lemon/Lime.

Cooking with Thai Lemon Basil, Ginger and Lemon/Lime.

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About gmugarden

Greetings current or potential vegetable people! This site is devoted to the vegetable garden that exists at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. The aim of the site is to keep people like you updated on the garden happenings and to show progress to those who can't participate! Enjoy and happy vegetable eating :)

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