Maryland Grows

Category: Food Gardening

April Permaculture – The Garden Thyme Podcast

Listen to podcast Spring is here! We are so ready to get in our gardens and hope you are as well.  In this episode, we are joined by Justinian Dispenza, who runs the Eastern Shore Permaculture Institute.   We talked…

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Timing those tomato plants, and identifying garden seedlings

I started my tomato seeds only yesterday, and no, that is not an April Fool’s joke. That is a goal achieved: resisting temptation to get going too early. Getting out of March tomato-free. I finally did it! Here are the…

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Building a Raised Bed – A Family Adventure

The snow is finally melting here in Garrett County and spring is getting warmer every day.   My husband, Josh, had a few hours to help me build our new raised bed on Saturday. Some of you may have read my…

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Backyard Chickens – The Garden Thyme Podcast – March 2021

A rooster

 In this episode, we are joined by the University of Maryland Extension Poultry Specialist Jon Moyle. We invited Jon to give the cockadoddledoo details on raising backyard chickens. Jon covers information such as basic chicken biology, basic needs, and protocol…

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Herbs in Veggie Gardens

One of the most common pieces of advice I give out is to plant flowers in your vegetable garden. Blooming flowers are a big draw to many beneficial insects, including pollinating insects such as bees and butterflies, and predators and…

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Seed starting and soil testing: a Master Gardener outlines his spring gardening progress

In mid-February, I started my Gypsy, Monty, and Green Magic broccoli, Snow Crown cauliflower, Lacinato kale, several types of lettuce, and some Big Blue salvia. Italian flat-leaf parsley was started in mid-January. Most of these transplants will be planted in…

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Planning and budgeting for a new raised bed garden

Even though it is snowing again today, I am dreaming of gardening season and I am working on a budget for a new raised bed garden that will be 8’ x 4’ x 12”. I have always grown vegetables in…

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