Maryland Grows

Category: Food Gardening


Basil Bounces Back With Downy Mildew Resistant Cultivars

Basil downy mildew arrived in the U.S. (Florida) in 2007 and has been devastating Italian sweet basil crops in Maryland and other states ever since. The disease (technically a water mold) can only survive on live basil plants so it…

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How to Easily Seed Start Onions and Leeks – Featured Video

You can start onions and leeks 8-12 weeks indoors before you plant them outside.  Take a look at this seed starting method. Learn more about seed starting on the HGIC website.  

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Plant Love & Compatibility: A Valentine’s Tribute to Pollination

February is Valentine’s month, but also that of starting to feel impatient about gardening and all the yummy veggies and fruits that will come through the season. Those two things (Valentine’s, and fruits and veggies) are actually really connected, and…

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Fastest vegetable gardening ever! (A.k.a. microgreens.)

Have you tried those very expensive packages of cute little nutritionally-packed microgreens to sprinkle on top of your meals? Did you think, well, this adds something fun and tasty to dinner, but how often am I going to shell out…

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The Garden Hoes Podcast – Episode 3 – Garden Resolutions

Introducing The Garden Hoes Podcast, a monthly podcast where the hosts help you get down and dirty in your garden, with timely gardening tips, information about native plants, and more!.  We will be posting each episode on the Maryland Grows…

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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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