Maryland Grows


Do Tomatoes Get Cold Feet?

No, tomatoes really don’t get cold feet but, then, why do they need socks? For protection from the ubiquitous Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs! Two Maryland Food Gardeners have submitted photos of the “Tomato Socks” they created to protect their tomatoes….

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Update on row covers and stink bugs

Six weeks ago I planted tomato and pepper plants in the Grow It Eat It demonstration garden at the Home and Garden Information Center in Ellicott City- The plants were covered by three different styles of frames that support…

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Floating row cover update

PVC low tunnel for medium-sized crops Want to know how to use floating row cover in your garden to protect against brown marmorated stink bugs and other pests?  Check out our new informational page at the Grow It Eat It…

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Perils of planting early

Well, guess it’s the time of the year to talk about the perils of planting too early. On March 17, I checked the seven day weather forecast and found temperatures ranging from the 30s to 50s. Great, I thought, time…

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Two tutus for fall broccoli

Did tutu fabric protect Howard County Master Gardener Susan Levi-Goerlich’s broccoli from cabbage butterflies this summer? I checked with Susan last week at her plot at Westside Gardens, a part of Columbia Gardeners, Inc., to get a progress report. “Yes,…

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