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Vegetable garden planning: what doesn’t start from seeds

As you’re planning your vegetable garden for this year, you’re probably thinking seeds, seeds, seeds. But not everything in the garden needs to begin with seeds. In some cases, plants started by someone else are a convenient or even economical…

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Featured Video: How to Plant Garlic

Garlic is a cool-season crop. Now through November is a great time to plant your cloves of garlic. Take a look and see how easy it is to start a crop of garlic. Purchase certified, disease-free garlic bulbs from a…

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Lawn and Garden Tips and Tricks for September

Every month, we will highlight a few timely, key tips for Maryland homeowners’ lawns and gardens. Lawn: If needed, this is the ideal time to begin a total lawn renovation project. Total renovation is best if your lawn is always…

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Wisdom from the Pizza Garden

Ashley Bodkins (University of Maryland Faculty Extension Assistant & Master Gardener Coordinator, Garrett County) gave a great presentation yesterday on creating a pizza garden, the latest installment in the series Garrett County Vegetable Gardening Classes and Events. A pizza garden is not…

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Late-Planted Hardneck Garlic

Cloves of garlic going in plate-down, pointed top up It’s a little late for garlic, planting-wise, but I’m looking at the garden and thinking I may still have a little time to shove in a few more cloves before we…

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Got Garlic Scapes?

Cut scapes (the lime is for the gin and tonic not tempura) I just noticed them a few days ago – they kinda hide in all the leaves that the hardneck garlic has sent up over the last two months….

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Planting Hardneck Garlic in Indian Summer

Four kinds of hardneck garlic broken into cloves The past three days were gorgeous, like a return to spring, so my mind naturally returned to the garden — which I  confess I had left pretty much to its own devices the past…

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