Maryland Grows

Category: Food Gardening


Pawpaw: America’s Fruit

One of our most frequently asked questions in the developing orchard at the Baltimore County Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden may surprise you (it did us!) — “What do you know about pawpaws?” The pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is a small native…

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Worms! – The Garden Thyme Podcast

Listen to episode In this month episode, we are chatting about the wonderful world of worms. Yes, worms. Although worms are slimy and wiggly, they play a vital role in our ecosystem. Earthworms increase air and water into the soil…

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How plants cope with soaring temperatures

Hot enough for ya?  It’s only July, but we’ve had more than our share of relentless heat. Have you ever wondered how plants cope with heat?  It’s not as if they can turn on their air conditioners or pour themselves…

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DIY garden structures with materials you have on hand

Vegetable garden with gate

I had a lot of goals for improving my garden since last year’s adventure which meant new things to build! However, with the current prices of lumber and materials, plus my only basic carpentry skills, I didn’t want to go…

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Berries, birds, and cicadas in 2021

For me, at least, it’s been a bumper year for berries. In some years, I harvest only sparsely from the various fruit plantings in my landscape. Black raspberries, in particular, get snatched by birds before I can get to them….

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Welcome to The Learning Garden, Maryland State Fairgrounds

The first thing I noticed about the garden was its verticality. Going vertical is a way to gain space in the garden, and it’s a favorite trick of mine in my own garden. The garden I was admiring, though, wasn’t…

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Intermediate Gardener – Growing Season 2021

Hello again! Last year, I published a series of blogs chronicling my 2020 growing season from the perspective of a “semi-novice gardener.” Some things went well, some things did not, and I learned a lot in the process, thus I…

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