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President’s Circle Fall 2013 Events

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Fall 2013 was a remarkable time for President’s Circle members as they enjoyed a bounty of events during one of the Garden’s most beautiful times of year. Kicking off the season was the annual President’s Circle Dinner, lauding the legacy of BBG’s Children’s Garden as it celebrates 100 years of exceptional

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Get Your Garden Ready for Winter

Horticulture Team

As the temperatures drop, there are a few chores left before the snow begins. Follow these tips to help protect and enrich your garden throughout the winter months and ensure a healthy and productive growing season next year. Add Nutrients Fall is a good time to add compost, manure, and other amendments to the garden. Most

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Recipe: Apple-Fennel Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut Variations

When I teach people how to make sauerkraut, I encourage them to treat cabbage as a base for other vegetables, fruits, herbs, and spices. Cabbage is a great starting point for fermentation, and by adding some of the same ingredient combinations you love in salads and other dishes, you can create all kinds of amazing

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Great Pumpkin: Look What’s in the Herb Garden

Pumpkins

Cucurbits are an unfussy and rewarding crop if you have the space to grow them. The genus Cucurbita includes pumpkins and winter squashes (these common names are used synonymously), and every year at BBG, we grow a wide range of cultivars. Visitors might remember some of the unusual varieties that grew in the Herb Garden

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Plant Crimson Clover for Better Soil

Crimson clover

Cover crops can be a beautiful solution to many of your soil problems. Crimson clover (Trifolium incarnatum), for instance, can help concentrate nitrogen, a vital plant nutrient, in the top 12 inches of the soil where is it easy for plant roots to access it. This lovely plant can also break up compacted soil to improve

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Junior Botanists Have a Hefty Harvest

Junior Botanist and Plant Investigator Reunion

Students from all over Brooklyn harvested 55 pounds of kale, peppers, okra, and other vegetables in the Children's Garden and made some delicious snacks with their bounty. Fifteen families attended the Junior Botanist and Plant Investigator reunion on September 21, the largest such reunion to date. Participants were

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