University of Maryland Extension


Vegetable Gardening in Maryland


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, puts you in touch with nature, and can help reduce household food expenses.

Explore the basics of vegetable gardening and find specific information on individual crops. Our emphasis is on sustainable and intensive gardening practices that can help you achieve the greatedst yields in the smallest space with the least amount of labor and purchased inputs (fertilizers, pesticides, etc.).

Vegetable Gardening Resources

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