Maryland Grows


Solution for your summertime blues

Got the summertime gardening blues? No, not the blues from the 90°+ heat and the 85% humidity—but having too many blueberries. Howard County Master Gardener Deborah Patton and her husband, Jim Akers, get so many blueberries from their three plants…

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Kent’s blueberry cage

Some people like to keep birds in cages. Kent Phillips, a Master Gardener in Howard County, likes to keep birds out of his cage. Each June, Kent and two helpers assemble a 10’ high by 10’ wide by 60’ long…

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Blueberry soup

Last week it was mint, and this week I’m figuring out what to do with the blueberry harvest. Besides the usual pick, rinse, and put on counter in colander whereupon they disappear magically. I have three mature high-bush blueberries that…

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