The Garden Shed

A Community Newsletter published by the Piedmont Master Gardeners

January 2018 - Vol. 4 No. 1


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Table of Contents

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Combining winter staples for a hearty meal-in-one is as easy as one, two, three.

In the Vegetable Garden- January

Now's the time to plan for next spring

Interpreting Plant Tags

January is the pefect time to learn more about plant names.

Recycled Seed-Starter Containers

"What are you going to do with that empty yogurt...."

Backyard Composting With Practical Tips From The Pros

Composting allows you to turn household and yard waste into delicious vegetables.

The Ornamental Garden in January

Gardeners start the new year with both outdoor and indoor tasks.