University of Maryland Extension

Gardening

Learn to Build Raised Beds for a Garden with UME Baltimore City Master Gardeners

Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Cylburn Arboretum
Learn to Build Raised Beds for a Garden Taught by UME Baltimore City Master Gardeners 9:30am - 12:30pm Come prepared to get sweaty and work! This is a hands-on learning opportunity! The Baltimore City Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, affectionately called the "DIG," is getting ready for spring...

Baltimore City Master Gardeners - Come Tour our Demo Garden at Cylburn Arboretum

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Parks & People Foundation
Green Site Tour – UME Master Gardener Demo Garden at Cylburn Arboretum Saturday, August 11th 10:00 AM—12:00 PM See how the Baltimore City Master Gardeners bring their demo garden to life! Take a tour of the University of Maryland Extension Baltimore City Master Gardener Demonstration Garden and...

Soil & Water Management

Wednesday, Jun. 6, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Parks & People Foundation
Soil & Water Management Wednesday, June 6th 6:00 PM—7:30 PM taught by a UME Baltimore City Master Gardener What you do to maintain your greenspace can affect the health of our local waterways, the Chesapeake Bay and our environment. Through changing simple landscape practices, you can ensure...

Pollinator Gardens & Habitat Creation

Wednesday, May. 9, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Parks & People Foundation
Pollinator Gardens & Habitat Creation Wednesday, May 9th 6:00 PM—7:30 PM Taught by a UME Baltimore City Master Gardener Make your greenspace a healthy habitat for bees, butterflies, birds, and more. Pollinator gardens are important to our ecosystem, and through a few careful steps you can make...

Flower Garden Planting & Maintenance Planning

Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Parks & People Foundation
Flower Garden Planting & Maintenance Planning Wednesday, April 18th 6:00 PM—7:30 PM: taught by UME Baltimore City Master Gardener Learn how to plan a community flower garden to have color and interest throughout the year, regardless of the space you have. Best practices for planting in ground,...

Master Gardener Plant Sale

Saturday, May. 19, 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore County
Types of plants Perennials for Sun and Shade Natives Vegetables Flowers Pollinatory Plants Trees and Shrubs Educational Opportunities “Ask A Master Gardener” Visit the Demonstration Gardens and learn about Grow It Eat It,Bay-Wise and Backyard Composting Notes Cash or Check preferred Bring carts,...

5 Steps to a Chesapeake Bay-Friendly Landscape

Most Maryland residents live within a half-mile of a storm drain, stream or river. Most of those waterways eventually drain into the Chesapeake Bay. What we do to maintain our own landscapes can affect the health of our local waterways (drainage ditches, streams, and rivers), the Chesapeake Bay,...

Master Gardener Basic Training Course

Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017 - 5:30pm to Tuesday, May. 23, 2017 - 8:30pm
UME - Garrett County Office Meeting Room
Are you interested in serving your community and learning more about home gardening? A Master Gardener is someone who is eager to learn and ready to better the community through volunteering. The Master Gardener program began in 1978 as a way of extending horticulture and pest management services...

Why so little yellow shoulders in tomatoes this year?

Typical yellow shoulders problem in tomatoes
Normally at this time of year, I’d be writing about how bad yellow shoulders and other fruit ripening problems are in Maryland tomatoes. But this has been a strange season with May weather in March and March weather in May, which caused a great deal of catfacing problems this year. However, except...

Other Fruit Problems with 2016 Tomato Crop

Shade cloth over a section of tomato row
Many of our tomatoes this summer look pretty ugly and is what I’d like to talk about this week. Some of the ugliness is due to high levels of gold fleck (Fig. 1). Gold fleck is caused by calcium crystals being deposited in the epidermal layers of the fruit when certain varieties are under stress...

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