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Time to think about fall planting!

Wait… what? It seems like you’ve just put that spring vegetable garden in… though actually, come to think of it, there are tomatoes reddening and squash burgeoning and summer is in full swing. But still, fall seems a long time…

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July Tips and Tasks

Japanese beetles may be feeding heavily at this time. Brush the beetles into a bucket of soapy water held underneath foliage or branches. The use of Japanese beetle traps near your plants is not recommended. Studies show that traps can…

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What to do in the vegetable garden in June

How’s your garden growing? Are you busy planting and harvesting? Here are some tips and reminders for what to do this month. It’s summer now, at least according to the weather forecast, and likely you’ve put in many of your…

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Vegetable plants to gardener: “feed me and I’ll feed you”

You’re getting ready to plant vegetable seeds and transplants for the first time and trying to make sense of the conflicting advice you’ve been getting from HGIC, a neighbor, and your brother-in-law. You want to grow your vegetables organically but…

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How Horticulturists Turn Quarantine Into ‘Gardentine’

While it seems that everything in our world is different today than it was two months ago, one thing hasn’t changed — nature! Maryland’s stay-at-home order has given everyone the opportunity to explore their natural surroundings and given them the…

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May Tips and Tasks

If your azaleas, rhododendrons, and other spring-flowering shrubs are growing too large, prune them after they bloom. Thin out interior boxwood branches to improve air circulation and reduce disease problems such as volutella canker. Also, look out for boxwood blight. Move…

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Planting Vegetables in May

Maybe April is the cruelest month (especially this year) but early May can be tough on vegetable gardeners who are raring to go. You’ve got your spring crops in the ground and growing; maybe if you got an early start…

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