How to Preserve Your Summer and Fall Harvest

It’s harvest season! For Maryland gardeners, September brings a bounty. The tomatoes, peppers, and melons that come piling in are both wonderful and …
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Some Like it Hot! Best Vegetables to Grow in the Heat

Summer may be thought of as gardening season, but for certain vegetables, midsummer is just too hot. Veggies like broccoli, spinach, and lettuce, as well as …
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How to Plant a Pizza Garden

You don’t have to live on a farm to grow your own food. A new trend called food-scaping combines edible gardening and landscaping to maximize beauty and …
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From Garden to Table: Salad Gardens

Salads fresh from the garden are a highlight of spring and summer. No grocery store vegetable will ever match the flavor of a vegetable you’ve tended yourself.
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Green Beans & Patience: Advice for Gardening with Children

Summer is finally on its way, and families are starting to plan their summer activities. Swimming, family cookouts, and camping trips are all on the family …
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10 Herbs & Vegetables You Can Grow On Your Patio

Growing your own food can be a great way to enjoy fresh flavor without a big budget. Even if you only have a small apartment balcony you can still grow some of …
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Front Yard Follow-Up

You may recall I paid a visit to Jane and her twin boys as they planted a vegetable garden in the front of their house.  I recently checked back in with the …
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Late Blight on Tomato Plants

Late blight of tomato plants has recently been confirmed in a commercial field in Montgomery County, MD.
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Get the Kitchen Garden Kickin' with Edibles Weekend

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook
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