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Back to Planning a Vegetable Garden

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

The Vegetable Crop Profiles below provide information on planting, cultivation, harvesting and more. We also have information to help you diagnose a vegetable problem.





Giant Pumpkins

Bitter GourdGreen PeasRadishesWinter Squash
BroccoliLeafy GreensSalad Greens 
Brussels SproutsLeeksSouthern Peas


Summer Squash 
CarrotsOkraSweet Corn 
CauliflowerOnionsSweet Potatoes 
When to Plant 
Vegetable Planting Dates Excel file(click images to enlarge)
vegetable planting calendar page 2
(PDF) GE 007 Vegetable Planting Calendar, pg. 1GE 007, pg. 2

Planting dates in list form:
(PDF) HG 16 - Planting Dates For Vegetable Crops in Maryland 

For the beginner vegetable gardener, deciding what to plant can be overwhelming. Below are some suggestions for the first time grower. Of course, you should consider what you and your family prefers. It is also fun to try new vegetables too. 

For additional information, see (PDF) HG 70 Recommended Vegetable Cultivars 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.

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

Vegetable Gardening Glossary 

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