Maryland Grows

Category: Food Gardening


Monthly Tips for June

Ornamental Plants Attract beneficial insects to your landscape by planting a wide variety of flowering annuals and perennials that will bloom over the entire growing season. Good choices are plants in the following families: daisy (marigolds, daisies, asters, mums), carrot…

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Tokyo Bekana Greens

Short post this month with a recommendation! If you like growing leafy greens, particularly the Asian varieties, but sometimes find the taste too bitter or spicy, here’s a good choice: Tokyo Bekana.

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Featured Video – Pruning: Removing Tomato Suckers

Learn why and how you should remove tomato plant suckers so you can grow tomatoes more efficiently.

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Tomato Planting Tips

Chill out tomato gardeners. You’ve been stressing about moving those tender transplants outdoors and into the ground. Your reputation for growing the best tomatoes in the neighborhood is on the line again. But there’s no need to worry because these…

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The Importance of Being Labeled

Have any of these happened to you? (They have to me.) You sow some Very Important Seeds in a flat or container, and don’t mark them in any way, because they are Very Important and of course you will never…

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Monthly Tips for May

Lawn Always mow cool season grasses, like tall fescue and bluegrass, at a height of 3 inches. Mowing the lawn too close weakens the grass and permits many weeds to invade your lawn. Keep your mower blades sharp to prevent turf damage. Dry…

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Squash Family Pest Problem Tips

The squash plant family (Cucurbitaceae) includes many garden favorites- cucumber, summer and winter squash, pumpkin, muskmelon, and watermelon. Unfortunately, it’s a family vulnerable to some of the most consequential insect pest and disease problems. The names squash bug, cucumber beetle,…

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