Maryland Grows

Category: Food Gardening


Vote early and often

Don’t forget to vote for Grow It Eat It at the Mobbies!  Click on the icon to the right and follow the instructions.  (You will have to register to access the Baltimore Sun if you haven’t already done so.)  Each…

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Nomination and award

The Grow it! Eat it! blog has been nominated for a Mobbie (Maryland’s Outstanding Blog) award!  Visit the Baltimore Sun Mobbie page for more detail (we’re under the Foodie section).  Voting is open November 2-12 – please stop by and…

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Are you new to vegetable gardening?

If you’ve started growing vegetables in the last 5 years or so, Penn State Extension educators want to know about your experiences.  Please go to this link and take a brief 15-question survey.  The survey will be open till November…

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Too late to sow lettuce seed?

Disaster struck four times in a week and a half—torrential downpours that wiped out all but six of the lettuce plants that had sprouted from seeds I planted July 30. To compensate, I drove over to Sharp’s at Waterford Farm…

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What’s that new ground cover? Lettuce!

This month’s topic on Growing Great Gardens is edible landscaping – the conscious integration of edible plants into a home or community landscape. If you have your own examples of edible landscaping to share, please send them to grow.eat@gmail.com. I…

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I’ve planted "Self-Enclosing Trout"

When I finished planting some “cool weather” veggies—chard, beets, carrots, and lettuce—my tee-shirt was soaked. The simple reason was that the temperature last Wednesday was 89° F when I finished planting, and in the sun it felt like 99°. Cool-weather…

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Putting your small fruit plants on hold

My small fruit plants arrived at home before I could plant. Here’s what I did to “store them”. In all cases, keep the plants cool and out of direct sunlight and keep the roots moist: I opened the box they…

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