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February 21, 2011

Presidents' Day in the garden

Garden facts for Presidents' Day!

The 'Abraham Lincoln' heirloom tomato is introduced in 1923. It is large, dark red, round, firm and resists splitting.

George Washington experimented at Mount Vernon with many seed varieties, tried dozens of fertilizers, practiced crop rotation and designed a 16-sided barn.

And you thought Thomas Jefferson was the gardening president....

Posted by Susan Reimer at 8:00 AM |
Categories: Garden facts
About Susan Reimer
Susan Reimer has spent 16 years writing about raising kids - among other topics - in her column for The Baltimore Sun. And every time son Joseph or daughter Jessie passed another milestone - driver's license, college, wedding or a move to a new military duty station - she has planted another garden. Now she will be writing about those gardens - and yours - here on Garden Variety.

Susan isn't an expert gardener, but she wasn't an expert mother, either. Both - the kids and the gardens - seem to be doing well in spite of her.

She lives in Annapolis with her husband, Gary Mihoces, who loves to cut his grass but has noticed that there seems to be less of it every time the kids pass another milestone.

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