Maryland Grows

Category: Food Gardening


Salad Tables 2.0

This is a good time of year for cleaning up tools, getting containers ready for starting plants, and maybe even building a Salad Table! The first University of Maryland salad tables were constructed at the Home & Garden Information Center…

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Q&A: Building Raised Garden Beds With Treated Lumber

Q: This spring I plan to buy treated lumber to build raised vegetable beds. Please give me a heads-up on treatment options for lumber. I know CCA is out. ACQ is supposed to be somewhat safe.  Answer: CCA-treated wood (containing…

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Gardening Resolutions 2020

Happy New Year! At the beginning of January we typically think through what we plan to do better in the coming twelve months in all aspects of our lives, whether that’s reading more books or committing to a fitness program…

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Seeds and Seed Catalog Jargon

Seed catalogs arrive this time of year with appealing photos of vegetable crops that buoy our hopes for a bountiful garden. The sheer number of vegetable, flower, and herb offerings is breathtaking, with seed companies offering 20 to 40 new…

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Winter is for garden planning

It’s time to plan the 2020 vegetable garden! Or at least time to start thinking about it. Times have changed – I used to be thrilled when a seed catalog showed up before Christmas, and now it’s “What? The first…

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Please Pass the Cranberry Sauce and Give Thanks for Pollination

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones and usually involves first preparing and then ingesting a lot of delicious goodies. Each family has recipes and traditions related to Thanksgiving, and even foreigners (like myself) may join in and…

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Winterizing Figs and Planting Cover Crops in a Changing Climate

Planning, preparation, timing, and flexibility are becoming more important for food gardeners trying to adapt to climate change. For example, some gardeners are planting more late crops and reaping larger and longer harvests of leafy greens in the fall. But…

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