Maryland Grows

Category: Food Gardening


Hail damage in vegetable (and other) gardens

Did you get hail last weekend? As is usual with spotty hailstorms, some places were pummeled and some were completely spared. The hail at my house was pea-sized. After the storm, I checked out the damage to my eggplant leaves:…

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Featured Video – Building a cinder block square foot garden

This video from NC State Extension outlines a great square-foot garden build created with cinder blocks.  Use the holes in the blocks to plant ornamentals and other plants that will attract pollinators to your food crop.

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Vegetable Garden Updates

Allium leafminer HGIC received its first allium leafminer (Napomyza gymnostoma) question from a Baltimore gardener. The pest symptoms were discovered on chives growing in a window box. If you observe this pest please send photos and information through Ask an…

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Karifurore or Fioretto cauliflower

You know how sometimes you just – quick! snap a photo, and then it takes you down a rabbit hole? I was recently in a market in Fuling, China (that was the big trip I posted about preparing for last…

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Dandelion Greens: Glad I’m Not a Starving Colonist

My son stood in the back of the pick up truck surveying his work. His eyes were wide, arms outstretched, and his jaw slack in amazement. “Did I plant all of this?” he asked, as he pointed to the broad…

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Filling Your Raised Bed

Healthy soil will help you produce healthy crops. Ideal vegetable garden soil should be loose, deep, and crumbly. It both holds water for root uptake and allows excess rainfall to quickly percolate downward. So how do you fill a raised…

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Have Your Garden and Travel Too!

I’m going on a trip next week! It’s a big trip; I’m very excited. Lots of new experiences, wonderful things to see, delicious things to eat, relaxation and exploration. I feel very lucky. And let me just add: it was…

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