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crops where the leaves are eaten like kale, lettuce, herbs, swiss chard, scallions. Large fruiting vegetables like squash, beefsteak tomatoes, and eggplant will struggle. An area with 8+ hours of light is full sun. Go nuts with that pumpkin patch! Two, Start early and plant often. Spinach and peas are planted in late February! Plan for planting for the fall in August. Kale and many other delicious crops harvest into December. Three, Don’t be nervous about starting big. Three or four raised beds is a good, manageable size and you can reap a meaningful and diverse harvest. Four, Dripline irrigation is worth every penny. DomiCile: Do you have any budget friendly install options? Meredith: We do our best to work within people’s budgets. I strongly believe that budgetary constraints should not prohibit someone from having a garden! Clients can help out with the labor before and during the installation. We happily repurpose any materials they might have available. We accept payments in installments, and are happy to help put together projects in phases. We’ve also been able to use the tools our for-profit garden installations have afforded us (trucks, infrastructure, and an efficient crew) to do several at-cost gardens for organizations. We have worked with a children’s health center, a pre-school, Brainfood (a summer camp at a low income housing community), and a home for women in need in Anacostia. DomiCile: Do you have any upcoming fall events? Meredith: We’ll be hosting the Eat Local First Edible Garden Tour this fall (details TBA). I’ll also be a guest speaker at two different D.C. Garden Clubs. DomiCile: What are you growing in your own garden at home? Meredith: At my house I have grapes, figs, raspberries, blackberries, garlic, kale, collard greens, tomatoes, basil, a lemon tree, ginger, lemon balm, broccoli raab, bergamot, sage, thyme, oregano, rhubarb, strawberries, asparagus. Follow Love & Carrots on Twitter @LoveNCarrotsDC, on Facebook @LoveandCarrots and visit them on the web at


DomiCile Fall 2014  
DomiCile Fall 2014  

The Fall 2014 Issue highlights the Logan Circle neighborhood in Washington, D.C. and shows off the perfect way to enjoy the season with thin...