Maryland Grows


Wonderful Fall Vegetables

We’ve had a warm and wonderful fall season this year,  Everything in my garden is still growing and will continue to produce fresh table fare until we get a couple of hard freezes.  I’m eating spinach and arugula salads every…

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Why I Love Fall Gardening

I love fall gardening, especially after the dry, hot months of August and September.  Most of the bugs of summer are long gone, although I’m still spraying BT for imported cabbage worm larva and hand picking Harlequin bugs.  The hard…

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Turnip jack-o-lantern!

Got any big gnarly turnips hanging out in your garden, or have you discovered one at the farmer’s market? Tired of carving pumpkins for Halloween? Historically minded? You may want to try a turnip jack-o-lantern! Before pumpkins became the thing…

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Turnips for The Year of the Root Crop (And Beyond)

First, the confession: I didn’t grow them, but I’m eating them like crazy. I get turnips (and carrots and more) from our friend, Theresa Mycek, the grower/manager of Colchester CSA, who lives just down the road and grows a fabulous…

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Sherlock Gardener: Case of the hollow turnips

My discovery: Hollow turnip How disappointing!  The leaves of my fall crop of Golden Globe turnips (Burpee Organic) were nearly picture perfect, but when I pulled some before Thanksgiving, they had underdeveloped roots.  When I cut off the stems and…

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My Turn at Turnips

Turnips in the garden always seemed like so much trouble to me. At planting time I tended to lose sight of those dark shiny seeds in the soil, plant them too thickly, then spend the next month or so on…

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