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Environmentally sound gardening practices are especially important in the food garden to ensure the safety of what you're eating. Learn to identify the insects in your garden...many of them are good guys! Beneficial Insects and Insect Pests




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Class Schedules

Ask a Master Gardener Plant Clinics

Types of Gardens
*Salad Tables
*Salad Boxes
*Raised Beds/In-Ground

Growing Fruit

Small Fruits
Planning, Planting,   Care
Common Problems

Natural Enemies


Community Gardens

Vegetables to Grow In Maryland

*Common Problems
*Vegetable Pests
*Vegetable Diseases

*Raspberries & Blackberries

Buy Local

Food Preservation

Food Safety

Youth Gardening

Grow It Give It

Beyond the Basics

*Cover Crops
*Floating Row Cover
*Seed Starting Indoors
*Grow Lights
Season Extension
Seed Saving

Tree Fruits
Planning, Planting, Care
Common Problems

*Apples & Pears
*Peaches & *Nectarines

Backyard Chickens

Vegetable gardening is an empowering activity for people of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you have a few containers, a community garden plot, or a large "country" garden, you can supply your family and friends with nutritious vegetables for 6 to 9 months of the year.  Vegetable gardening is terrific exercise and can help reduce household food expenses. eggplant harvest


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