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Mix It Up! Perennial Vegetables

Asparagus growing

Most of us plan our gardens each year with abundant annual vegetables to harvest and enjoy. There are, however, several perennial vegetables you may want to consider adding to the mix, some familiar and others, perhaps, less so. Perennial vegetables…

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Tomato time! What’s your favorite variety?

I think it is safe to say that it is officially tomato season in Maryland! For people that do not grow their own tomatoes, many visit local farmers markets, roadside stands, or grocery stores to purchase these delicious treats. How are you getting…

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Pawpaw: America’s Fruit

One of our most frequently asked questions in the developing orchard at the Baltimore County Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden may surprise you (it did us!) — “What do you know about pawpaws?” * The pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is a small…

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Weeds are a challenge, even in a raised bed garden

In the bottom two middle squares of my raised bed garden, the spinach and leaf lettuce is growing from last month, but now it appears like there are some unwanted plants as well — weeds! In just a few short…

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Planting in my new raised bed: potatoes, onions, and more

Everything is greening up and it is officially my favorite time of the year! We are planting potatoes, onion sets, spinach seeds, and lettuce seeds in our raised bed this month.    There have  been a lot of posts on social…

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Readers’ 2020 Gardening Highlights

Last week, we asked readers to share any notable stories, projects, or accomplishments from their past year in gardening activities. We received some great submissions. We will feature a portion of the submissions in this post and more in the…

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Grow Your Own Food in a Victory Garden

Victory Gardens are back.   Concerns over food security have triggered memories of Victory Gardens and inspired people to revive the tradition to help feed their families.   During WWI and WWII, governments here and abroad encouraged people to grow their own…

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