The Garden Shed

A Community Newsletter published by the
Piedmont Master Gardeners

November 2020-Vol.6 No. 11


discover two new edible crops with interesting features and high nutritional value

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Table of Contents

USDA Organic: What does it Really Mean?

Organic foods are a growing part of the US food chain. What does "organic" mean and how do USDA organic products compare to conventionally grown foods?

The November To-Do List

There are still things to do as we say goodby to the growing season.

Crown of Thorns

The gift that keeps on giving

Upcoming Events

Virtual learning continues! Learn about water-wise gardening, trees and wildlife, late fall ID of native plants and invasives, and communities shaped by water. Make a wreath for the holidays. Take a virtual self-guided native plant walk, outside or online; join...

Edible Gardening in November

With tasks including clean-up, mulching, protecting winter hardy crops and bed prep for next spring, November can be a busy month for edible gardeners.

Distinctive, Often-Overlooked Veggies

Kohlrabi and salsify are unfamiliar to many people, but these distinctive vegetables are sure to capture attention and please the palate