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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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Change in the Garden (Video)

seasons

Experience the drama of all four seasons in just over two minutes! Witness trees blossoming, flowers blooming, plants growing, and the seasons changing in this time-lapse video taken at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

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Good-bye to the Discovery Garden…for Now

Discovery Garden

The Discovery Garden is closing for construction at the beginning of October, so be sure to make time for one last visit. This closing will allow the construction of a new, expanded version that will be more than triple the size of the current Discovery Garden, which originally opened in 1996. When it reopens, the new

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Healthy Lawns

Cherry Esplanade

If you’ve lounged on Cherry Esplanade or strolled through the Plant Family Collection or Osborne Garden, you’ve surely noticed the Garden has lovely and resilient lawns. What you may not know that they’re thriving without any chemical fertilizers or pesticides. What’s more, you can use some of the same strategies

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