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Updated: September 15, 2021

Growing Small Fruits

Growing grapes, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries in the home garden. They are collectively known as small fruits and are well-suited to Maryland's growing conditions.
mixed berries
Updated: July 22, 2021

Fruit Disease and Insect Pest Control and Prevention

Growing many types of fruit successfully (especially tree fruits) even for backyard growers requires taking measures to prevent insect and disease problems.
Updated: July 22, 2021

Home Fruit Disease and Pest Prevention Spray Schedule

Home Fruit Preventative Spray Schedule for Insect Pest and Diseases.
Updated: July 22, 2021

Fertilizing Fruits

Fruit plants need adequate soil nutrients for good growth and fruiting.
Updated: July 22, 2021

Watering, Fertilizing, Harvesting Strawberries

Most disease and insect pests of strawberries can be well managed using resistant cultivars and good sanitation practices
ripe strawberry ready to be picked
Updated: July 8, 2021

Selecting Varieties, Planting, and Growing Blueberries

Blueberry cultivars for the small garden. Planting and soil preparation for blueberries.
ripe blueberries on shrub
Updated: June 14, 2021

Growing, Selecting, and Planting Raspberries and Blackberries

Raspberries and blackberries are a delicious addition to the backyard garden.
raspberries and blackberries
Updated: June 14, 2021

Growing, Selecting, and Planting Grapes

Recommended grape cultivars and how to plant grapes for the backyard grower.
ripening grapes on a vine
Updated: June 14, 2021

Pruning Blueberries

Pruning blueberries properly will help shrubs produce more berries.
ripe blueberries on a shrub
Updated: June 1, 2021

Training and Pruning Raspberries and Blackberries

Training and pruning brambles make the plants more manageable and more productive.
raspberries and blackberries