What's the Difference Between Hay and Straw?

  It sort of goes like this.  A customer asks, “Do you sell bales of hay?”  My response is, “No, but we do sell bales of straw”, which is immediately followed …
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Persimmons, Fruit of the Gods

by Rita Calvert, The Local Cook Word through the grapevine has it that Homestead Gardens owner Don Riddle just adores persimmons. I decided to explore more to …
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The Annapolis Blogger Behind Food and Gardening Blog What's the Muck?

Posted by Susan Harris Well, if you're reading this you've seen at least ONE garden blog but did you know there are thousands of them?  There are over 1,000 in …
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Local and Seasonal Goat and Coconut Vegetable Curry at Farmers Market

by Rita Calvert, the Local Cook A nice challenge came along the way when I was asked to do a chef demo at Greenbelt Farmers Market.  The beauty of it was I …
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What's up with FreezePruf?

Suddenly, blue bottles of a product called FreezePruf are showing up on the doorsteps of garden writers and on the shelves of retail garden centers.   And …
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About Gene Sumi

Gene Sumi Gene Sumi is Homestead's Educational Coordinator and Certified Professional Horticulturist and in that role he provides customers with gardening …
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The Trend Toward Sustainable Agriculture

Luckily I've had the chance to witness the movement towards Sustainable Agriculture as a career when visiting and working with Generation X and Yers on farms …
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What is Kitchen Gardening?

What is a Kitchen Gardener? First and foremost, kitchen gardeners love food, both product and process. They do not dream of eating a good tomato, but a true …
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Cooking with Pumpkins: 2 Easy Recipes

Okay, now let's stop talking and get cooking with all of that great produce just singing the fall song and calling your name. First start with this scrumptious …
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8 Things To Do In Your Garden in October

You know those long lists of to-do's this month, with somewhere between 20 and 30 items? Honestly, instead of inspiring me to take action, they cause my eyes …
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Cooking with Figs

Fresh figs are becoming an increasingly adaptive tree to the Chesapeake Region. We’re thrilled because figs are some of the healthiest fruits and make almost …
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Homestead Gardens Blog - the What, Who, and How

What Is This Blog? It's a team blog brought to you by an independent garden center in Davidsonville and Severna Park, Maryland.  Blogs are simply websites that …
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