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vegetable harvest GIEIHave fun - grow your own vegetables! Choose from the thousands of varieties from seed companies, seed saver exchanges, and fellow gardeners.

Do the choices seem overwhelming?  Read (PDF) HG 70 Recommended Vegetable Culitvars for Maryland Home Gardens for suggestions by Maryland Master Gardeners. They have performed well over a wide range of soil and weather conditions in different locations around the state.

Vegetable Gardening Glossary
Click on Common Problems - Vegetables to identify problems with your vegetables.

Vegetable Profiles below provide information on planting, cultivation, harvesting and more. 

Asparagus Cucumbers Peppers


Beans Eggplant Potatoes Tomatoes
Beets Garlic Pumpkins Watermelons
Bitter Gourd Green Peas Radishes Winter Squash
Broccoli Leafy Greens Salad Table Plants Giant Pumpkins
Brussels Sprouts Leeks Southern Peas
Cabbage Lettuce Spinach  
Cantaloupe Muskmelon Summer Squash  
Carrots Okra Sweet Corn  
Cauliflower Onions Sweet Potatoes  
When to Plant
vegetable planting calendar (click images to to enlarge)
vegetable planting calendar page 2
(PDF) GE 007 Vegetable Planting Calendar, pg. 1 GE 007, pg. 2

Other Planting Charts:
HG 16 - Planting Dates For Vegetable Crops in Maryland
(Excel) GE 008 - Spring Planting Guide for Vegetables: A Dynamic Chart for Maryland Gardeners (requires Microsoft Excel)

Garden Plans and Resources for the Grow 100 Challenge

For the beginning vegetable gardener, deciding what to plant can be overwhelming.  Below are some suggestions for the first time grower.

If you need more information on a specific vegetable, please send a question via our Ask a Gardening Expert widget.


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