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Updated: July 22, 2021

How to Start a Vegetable Garden

6 basic steps to use to start a vegetable garden
assortment of vegetables in a basket
Updated: July 20, 2021

Vegetable Crops

The vegetable crop profiles provide information on planting, cultivation, harvesting, and more.
assortment of vegetables in a basket
Updated: June 10, 2021

Sowing Vegetable Seeds in the Garden

Tips on direct sowing vegetable seeds into your garden
vegetable seeds stored in a small glass jar and small brown envelope
Updated: May 18, 2021

When to Plant Vegetables

When to plant vegetables in Maryland and frost-free growing days.
Updated: May 11, 2021

I'm interested in growing cut flowers for sale. Where should I start?

University of Maryland Extension's Commercial Horticulture Program has a great website on commercial cut flower production. They also offer annual training for cut flower growers, often at events organized by cut flower growers' associations such as the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers or the Maryland Cut Flower Growers Association.
Cut flowers in containers
Updated: March 25, 2021

When should I plant?

For those growing outdoors, the University of Maryland Extension's Home Garden Information Center has a wonderful color-coded calendar of dates to start seedlings and to seed outdoors in Maryland.
Updated: March 23, 2021

How do I design a vegetable washing and packing shed to comply with food safety standards?

Cornell Cooperative Extension has a very helpful, brief factsheet on how to design a vegetable washing and packing space to minimize food-borne illness risks.
Washed vegetables, image by Jerzy Gorecki,