The Garden Shed

A Community Newsletter published by the Piedmont Master Gardeners

December 2018 - Vol.4 No.12


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Table of Contents

Curried Parsnip Soup

In praise of parsnips--a warming soup for winter nights.

In the Vegetable Garden — December

2018 is fast coming to an end....

Medicinal Plants

"Let Food Be Thy Medicine"

Don’t Buy Nonnative Invasive Plants — Even if You Can

It's more difficult to ban nonnative invasives than you think.

Green Tips for the Holiday

Let the festivities begin--after some thoughtful preparation.