Maryland Grows

Category: Food Gardening


Growing Carrots in Your Home Garden – Featured Video

Late summer is a great time to start growing carrots.  Take a look at this NC State Extension video with carrot growing tips.  Read the HGIC’s carrot content.

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Hydroponic Vegetable Garden Puts Food on the Table

Growing vegetable crops without soil is practiced around the world from household systems up to large commercial vertical farms. Meet Vilma and Dave Anderson, my friends and fellow vegetable gardeners, who introduced me to their successful, home-made hydroponics set-up. Water…

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You Can Grow This Trendy Veggie: Shishito Peppers

Here in Maryland, we’re unfortunately in the wrong climate zone to grow our own avocados for toast. Cauliflower rice we can manage, but only with some challenges, since cauliflower is a space hog, doesn’t like the rollercoaster temperatures of our…

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Leafy Greens for the Summer Garden

The end of the spring lettuce and spinach harvest doesn’t mean we have to wait until fall to enjoy home-grown leafy greens. In addition to the kales and collards we know and love there is a world of heat tolerant…

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Controlling Mexican Bean Beetles – Featured Video

Jon shows us how to deal with Mexican Bean beetle pests on a mature crop of beans.  Learn more about this pest on the HGIC website.

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From Moth to Monster: Hornworms Return

A few weeks ago you were sitting back admiring your freshly planted garden. Neat little rows of tomato, pepper, squash, and cucumber plants accompanied by flowers and herbs were all planted in view from your back deck. As you sat…

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Touring a Trial Garden (And Starting Your Own)

I recently went to the International Master Gardener Conference in the Philadelphia suburbs. A fun part of these conferences is the tours and learning sessions in various public gardens, and that part of Pennsylvania certainly doesn’t lack gardens! (Many generous…

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